ENCORE: The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach—literally! Part 1


Dr. Lee Ann Chen, gastroenterologist and microbiome researcher at NYU Langone Medical Center, explains how our gut bacteria may shape cardiovascular risk. Can antibiotics make us fat? How do low levels of antibiotics in foods or water contribute to obesity? Why is “diversity” a good thing—not just for society but for our guts? Can designer probiotics lower LDL cholesterol? Do harmful intestinal bugs promote inflammation and raise C-reactive protein, a known cardio risk factor? What’s TMAO, and how do our gut bacteria modulate its effect on atherosclerosis? Are functional probiotics to prevent or treat diseases ready for prime time? What diet changes promote a healthy microbiome? Do exercise and stress reduction play a role? What’s the latest on FMT—fecal microbiota transfer? Click HERE for part 2.

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