Bacterial Fats, not dietary ones, may deserve the blame for heart disease

 

Bacterial Fats, not dietary ones, may deserve the blame for heart disease Researchers discovered that the fat normally found in atherosclerosis, does necessarily match the fat found in natural dietary fats. In fact the lipid that may cause heart disease is not manufactured by animals but by Bacteroidetes found in the mouth. Citation: Deposition and hydrolysis of serine dipeptide lipids of Bacteroidetes bacteria in human arteries: relationship to atherosclerosis, Journal of Lipid Research (2017). DOI: 10.1194/jlr.M077792

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