Eggs, Too, May Provoke Bacteria to Raise Heart Risk

April 24, 2013 9:01 PM

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Eggs, Too, May Provoke Bacteria to Raise Heart Risk

The lecithin study, published on Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, is part of a growing appreciation of the role the body’s bacteria play in health and disease. With heart disease, investigators have long focused on the role of diet and heart disease, but expanding the scrutiny to bacteria adds a new dimension.

“Heart disease perhaps involves microbes in our gut,” said the study’s lead researcher, Dr. Stanley Hazen, chairman of the department of cellular and molecular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute.

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