Bacterial fats, not dietary ones, may deserve the blame for heart disease -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Bacterial Fats, not dietary ones, may deserve the blame for heart disease

08/11/2017

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For a long time, doctors and researchers assumed that the lipids came from eating fatty, cholesterol-rich food. UConn researchers found lipids with a chemical signature unlike those from animals at all. Instead, these strange lipids come from a specific family of bacteria, making distinctive fats.