This is why high flatus producers have long been known to have lower cardiovascular risk. “Beans, beans they’re good for your heart....”
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I had heard a theory years ago that attempted to explain why some people with high levels of cholesterol didn't succumb to heart attacks or stroke and concluded that if you don't have inflammation in the arteries (which attracts the cholesterol and starts to cause a blockage) it dosen't really mater how high your HDL is because as long as it keeps moving through the arteries, it won't stick. Inflammation is the cause of so much disease.
re: sources of inflammation.
In a few years time we will drink cocktails consisting of friendly bugs to reduce the risk for various chronic diseases.