Could bad gut bacteria be responsible for thousands of heart attacks each year?

Could gut bacteria be to blame for thousands of heart attacks each yearStudy has found that bugs in gut are responsible for converting food into harmful compound called TMAOTMAO is a compound responsible for cholesterol building up on artery walls and hardening the arteriesAdds to research that bacteria, both on and inside the body, play vital role in our health By Rachel Reilly PUBLISHED: 15:57 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:57 GMT, 25 April 2013 Gut bacteria may be responsible for thousands of heart attacks – particularly in people who have no obvious risk factors for heart disease, such as high cholesterol.

Obesity could be caused by gut bacteria rather than over-eating

It's not your fault you're fat: Obesity could be caused by gut bacteria rather than over-eating Study suggests the bacteria plays a larger role than eating too much or not exercising enoughResearchers found diet that altered gut bacteria caused dramatic weight loss | UPDATED: 13:58 GMT, 19 December 2012 Worried about your weight Chinese researchers claim a diet that reduces enterobacter bacterium could help Obesity may be caused by a certain kind of bacteria rather than eating too much or exercising too little, researchers claim.

Diabetes "may be caused by harmful bugs in the gut"

Diabetes 'may be caused by harmful bugs in the gut' Scientists found people with type 2 diabetes had a higher level of pathogens in their gutsThe next stage is to find whether the chances to the gut can affect the development of diabetes or vice versa | UPDATED: 16:19 GMT, 26 September 2012 A woman tests her blood sugar: Type 2 diabetes causes high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood.