The Gut Microbiome Contributes to a Substantial Proportion of the Variation in Blood Lipids

@inproceedings{Fu2015TheGM,
  title={The Gut Microbiome Contributes to a Substantial Proportion of the Variation in Blood Lipids},
  author={Jingyuan Fu and Marc J. Bonder and Maria del Carmen Cenit and Ettje F. Tigchelaar and Astrid Maatman and Jackie A. M. Dekens and Eelke T Brandsma and Joanna Marczyńska and Floris Imhann and Rinse Karel Weersma and Lude Franke and Tiffany W. Poon and Ramnik J. Xavier and Dirk Gevers and Marten H. Hofker and Cisca Wijmenga and Alexandra Zhernakova},
  booktitle={Circulation research},
  year={2015}
}
RATIONALE Evidence suggests that the gut microbiome is involved in the development of cardiovascular disease, with the host-microbe interaction regulating immune and metabolic pathways. However, there was no firm evidence for associations between microbiota and metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular disease from large-scale studies in humans. In particular, there was no strong evidence for association between cardiovascular disease and aberrant blood lipid levels. OBJECTIVES To identify… CONTINUE READING