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Cleveland Clinic researchers have demonstrated – for the first time – that targeting microbes in the gut may prevent heart disease brought on by nutrients contained in a diet rich in red meat, eggs and high-fat dairy products.


Cholesterol lowering drugs (statins) have serious side effects. Primarily, these drugs block the development of a critical anti-oxidant vitamin, CoQ10,that’s causes significant heart, liver, muscle and brain damage. A new study finds that statin use also impairs stem cell function, which helps in slowing hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), but hinders other body processes. Because of these effects, the study supports weighing individual risk when considering statins as a preventive measure.