Chronic infections and carotid artery plaquing – (03-15-01)By
Chronic Infections and the Risk of Carotid Atherosclerosis
Here is an interesting concept. This article suggests that “Markers of systemic inflammation…and circulating bacterial endotoxin…were elevated in subjects with chronic infections and predictive of an increased risk of atherosclerosis.” Now, we know that a major source of bacterial endotoxins are from bad bacteria in our gut. Probiotics can lower the ability of endotoxins from the gut to make it into the circulation. Now, using the A=B=C thus A=C method, could it be that probiotics have the potential to lower your risk of heart disease?
Circulation — Abstracts: Kiechl et al. 103 (8): 1064
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Since acquiring a passion for how the body works in chiropractic school, I have continued to indulge this desire by reading some 120 peer reviewed medical journals per month. I’m always learning more about how to help people avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer, and pass along this information in my blog. There are currently almost 3,500 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information
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