Chronic infections and carotid artery plaquing – (03-15-01)

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

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.