Chronic Infections and the Risk of Carotid Atherosclerosis
Here is an interesting concept. This article suggests that “Markers of systemic inflammation…and circulating bacterial endotoxin…were elevated in subjects with chronic infections and predictive of an increased risk of atherosclerosis.” Now, we know that a major source of bacterial endotoxins are from bad bacteria in our gut. Probiotics can lower the ability of endotoxins from the gut to make it into the circulation. Now, using the A=B=C thus A=C method, could it be that probiotics have the potential to lower your risk of heart disease?
Circulation — Abstracts: Kiechl et al. 103 (8): 1064