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Association between the gut microbiome and atherosclerosis

The gut microbiota has been associated with many different disorders, including cardiovascular diseases. A new study by Jie and colleagues is the first large case–control study to examine directly the enrichment of certain communities of gut bacteria in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease compared with control individuals.

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The authors are supported by NIH grants HL30568 and HL28481.

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Barrington, W., Lusis, A. Association between the gut microbiome and atherosclerosis. Nat Rev Cardiol 14, 699–700 (2017).

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