Harvard Heart Letter

Healthy gut, healthy heart?

How the trillions of bacteria in your intestinal tract play a role in your cardiovascular health. If you ask most medical experts about the hottest trends in health research, chances are they’ll mention the microbiome. The term refers to the trillions of microbes living inside our bodies, known as the human microbiota. The vast majority of these bacteria, viruses, and fungi dwell deep within our intestines. These microbes help with digestion, make…

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