Individual hypertensive responses to antibiotics may vary depending on genetic makeup and gut bacteria

Individual variations in genetic makeup and gut bacteria may explain the different effects of antibiotics on blood pressure, a new rat study suggests. The findings are published ahead of print in Physiological Genomics. Gut microbiota–bacteria that populate the gastrointestinal tract–are a mixture of organisms that play a role both in health and in the development […]

Sleep disorder linked with abnormal lipid levels

In the Respirology study, investigators identified strong associations between several measures of OSA severity and higher total cholesterol, higher LDL-cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, and lower HDL-cholesterol. Lipid status was influenced by geographical location with the highest total cholesterol concentration recorded in Northern Europe. The analysis included 8592 adults across Europe who were not diagnosed with hyperlipidaemia […]

Air pollution leads to cardiovascular diseases

Fine dust from industry, road and air traffic, and agriculture pollutes the air and leads to cardiovascular diseases. Credit: Copyright Peter Pulkowski, Mainz University Medical Center Fine dust from industry, road and air traffic, and agriculture pollutes the air and leads to cardiovascular diseases. Credit: Copyright Peter Pulkowski, Mainz University Medical Center Close Air pollution, […]