Although a high-fat, low-fiber diet is recognized as promoting cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, the mechanisms involved have not yet been fully identified. Researchers from Inserm and Université Paris Cité have studied the role of the gut microbiota in the development of atherosclerosis. Their work in mice reveals that the low fiber content of the high-fat diet leads to an imbalance in the gut microbiota, which itself causes systemic inflammation, worsening the development of atherosclerotic plaques in the arteries.
Inserm Launches Its New Campaign Against Fake News in Health
Inserm has launched a new component of its general public campaign, On gagne tous les jours à s’intéresser à la santé [We always benefit from focusing on health]. The Institute has created a series of fake products promising miracle solutions, like those promoted on social media.