Preventing Heart Disease Through Your Gut
Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:
We’ve all heard the expression, “I feel it in my gut.”
Cleveland Clinic researchers have demonstrated — for the first time — that targeting microbes in the gut may prevent heart disease brought on by a diet rich in red meat, eggs and high-fat dairy products.
This novel approach centers around the research team’s previous discovery that TMAO — trimethylamine N-oxide, a byproduct formed in the gut during digestion of animal fats — is linked to atherosclerosis and heart disease. Now they have identified a naturally occurring inhibitor called DMB — 3,3-dimethyl-1-butanol, found in some cold-pressed extra virgin olive oils and grape seed oils — that reduced levels of TMAO and reduced atherosclerosis in mice.
This discovery may represent a potential new therapeutic approach for the prevention of heart disease, the number one killer in the United States, as well as other metabolic diseases linked to gut microbes, such as diabetes.
These findings were published both online and in the Dec. 17, 2015 print edition of Cell. I first read about it the in the December 15 edition of Science Daily. This research was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Office of Dietary Supplements and the American Heart Association.
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