Drugging the microbiome with red wine compound may treat heart disease

Dietary supplementation with a compound that is naturally abundant in red wine and olive oil prevents gut microbes from turning unhealthy foods into metabolic byproducts that clog arteries, newly published research suggests. The researchers, writing in the journal Cell, say this finding could lead to first-of-a-kind drug that interferes with the metabolic activity of gut microbes and could one day treat heart disease in humans.

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