The gut microbiota has been associated with many different disorders, including cardiovascular diseases. A new study by Jie and colleagues is the first large case-control study to examine directly the enrichment of certain communities of gut bacteria in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease compared with control individuals.
Refers to Jie, Z. et al. The gut microbiome in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Nat. Commun. 8, 845 (2017)