Heart Disease, Gut Microbes, and Red Wine
The gut microbiota may play a larger role in preventing heart disease than formerly thought and it is getting help from an old anti-heart disease friend, red wine.
Red wine contains a compound called resveratrol that has been shown to have anti-atherosclerosis effects. When gut microbes are disturbed by diet or medications, resveratrol helps remodel the natural mictrobiota, a large contributor to atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. The gut microbiota plays a large roll in many health issues, keep yours healthy!