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Gut bacteria linked to cardiovascular, other health conditions

Key clinical point: Distinct genetic elements of the human gut microbiome were significantly associated with increased risk of 29 specific diseases.

Major finding: A total of seven single-nucleotide polymorphisms were significantly associated with 29 disease outcomes, with an especially strong association between Ruminococcus flavefaciens and hypertension.

Study details: The data come from a phenomewide association study of 422,417 White British adults with available genotype and genetic data.

Disclosures: The study received no outside funding. The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.


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