Tue. Jul 16th, 2019

A bacteria likely to reduce the cardiovascular risks of 1 in 2 people

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University of Louvain conducted the first pilot study in humans to observe the impact of the bacteria Akkermansia. Results: the bacterium limits the increase of several risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, moderates the progression of pre-diabetes and reduces cholesterol levels in humans. A major discovery since one in two individuals is overweight and cardiovascular risk factors. The results are published in Nature Medicine. Next step? Researchers plan larger-scale tests and the commercialization of the bacteria.

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