Rise in gut microbial metabolite may elevate CHD risk

Healthy women with long-term changes in plasma trimethylamine N-oxide, a choline metabolite produced from gut microbiota, had an increased risk for CHD, which may be modified by healthy dietary patterns, according to a prospective nested case-control study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.“Our study provides novel information to the knowledge on the relation between trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) and heart disease,” Lu Qi, MD, PhD, FAHA, HCA Regents Distinguished Chair and Professor and director of the Tulane University Obesity Research Center, toldRead More

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