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Heart health in the Gut

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The current mortality statistics for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the United States (US) and on a global scale are staggering. CVD is responsible for approximately 31% of global deaths,1 and approximately 25% of adults in the United States (US) have CVD.2 The American Heart Association has identified eight primary measures for improving and maintaining cardiovascular health: Life’s Essential 8.3 However, a lesser recognized measure that has a profound effect on cardiovascular health has recently emerged,4-5 that of the gut microbiome. The link between cardiovascular health and diet is not merely due to essential nutrients found in food but is highly related to the complex community of gut microbes.

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Moxley, E. (2023, July 12). Is heart health as simple as gut microbiota? Cardiovascular Nursing Monthly.


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