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Molecules alter the gut microbiota to reverse narrowing of arteries in an animal study.

a study from researchers at the Scripps Research Institute develops molecules capable of reducing unhealthy gut bacteria to reverse the narrowing of arteries in an animal study. The team states their cyclic peptide molecules remodeled the mouse gut microbiota into a healthier state to reduce cholesterol levels strongly inhibiting atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis is a chronic disease involving the build-up of plaque consisting of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other blood-based substances. Sequentially, the plaque hardens and narrows the arteries to limit the flow of oxygen-rich blood around the body, leading to heart attacks, strokes, and even death. As heart disease and brain aneurysms are the second leading killer of people worldwide much

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