Possible Pathogenic Link Between H pylori Infection and Atherosclerosis – (07-25-02)
Possible Pathogenic Link Between H pylori Infection and Atherosclerosis
I plan on going to my grave believing that H pylori is an opportunistic infection (if not normal flora…) and that the conditions associated with infection (gastric cancer, ulcers, heart disease) are really secondary effects of whatever physiological alterations allowed H pylori to thrive and not the bacteria themselves. Here we see an immunological cross reaction between proteins in H pylori and artery walls. Lest we jump to conclusions, recall that nutrients such as zinc are essential for proper development and maturation of the immune system. Is it possible that a zinc deficiency could lead to faulty maturation and thus cross reaction?
Circulation — Abstracts: Franceschi et al. 106 (4): 430
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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 2,000 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information