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Prebiotics could reduce artery hardening and boost heart health

Posted 12 years ago by Soraya in General Health News

Researchers from the Auvergne Human Nutrition Research Centre reported that mice given prebiotics in the form of either long-chain inulin or an oligofructose-enriched inulin showed significantly reduced levels of triacylglycerol and 30 less atherosclerotic plaque.  Hardening of the arteries, or Atherosclerosis, is a major risk factor in cardiovascular disease, which causes up to 50% of deaths in Europe.

Reference: The full report, by M-H Rault-Nania et al. can be found in the British Journal of Nutrition, Volume 96, Number 5, Pages 840-844.

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