Gut bacteria can trigger heart attack


21/03/2013

The composition of intestinal bacteria in the body can affect the risk of having a heart attack, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the United States, led by John Baker.

Researchers also found that the likelihood of heart disease can be reduced by regulation of the intestinal microflora certain medical preparations.

Experiments were conducted on rats. The animals were divided into three groups, one of which is fed a traditional food of the second food in rodents second antibiotic is added, whereas the intake of the third group present probiotics.

As it turned out, antibiotic and probiotic lactobacilli contributed not only to change the composition of the microflora, but also prevented the production of the hormone leptin is responsible for appetite and metabolism. As a result, the rats of the second and third groups were marked by low risk of having a heart attack compared to the animals of the first group.

Of course, while we should not rush to conclusions that the prevention of heart disease regularly enough to eat yogurt, experts say. However, now they understand how microbes can affect recovery from injuries.

According to the researchers, their discovery may help in the future to create new methods of diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the heart, including the prevention of heart attacks.

Detailed description of the study published in the scientific journal FASEB Journal.


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