Intestinal Blastocystis linked to healthier diets and heart health

News-Medical.Net July 10, 2024, 06:00 AM UTC

Summary: A global study involving 56,989 individuals from 32 countries found that intestinal Blastocystis is linked to healthier diets and improved cardiometabolic outcomes. Blastocystis presence correlated with lower BMI, improved glucose tolerance, and healthier lipid profiles. Higher diet quality was associated with increased Blastocystis prevalence. The findings suggest Blastocystis may play a beneficial role in personalized nutrition and disease prevention, challenging its pathogenic perception.

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