The Huffington Post ( By Donna Gates

Thursday, May 24, 2012

While gut health and heart disease may seem unrelated at first glance, it turns out that the friendly bacteria living in our intestines may offer more benefits to our health than we ever imagined.

Over the last several decades, the research investigating the role that infection plays in heart disease has been mounting. Studies have found:

  • An association between common systemic infections and heart disease (1)(2)(3)
  • An association between gut infection and heart disease (4)(5)

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