Latest news on heart attacks- it could be caused by a clamydia virus.
British researchers said Tuesday they have found intriguing evidence that a common bacteria can cause heart attacks.
They said men who had suffered one heart attack and who had antibodies to Chlamydia pneumoniae were four times more likely to suffer second heart attacks. Treating them for the infection lowered the risk.
The findings, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, add to a growing body of evidence that heart attacks may sometimes be due to infection rather than genetics or lifestyle.
....``If you look at other chlamydia species, it's the commonest cause of infertility in the USA,'' he said. ``It causes inflammation of the Fallopian tubes and then it causes scarring.''
With another chlamydial infection, trachoma, blindness is caused in a similar way by scarring eye tissue.
If antibiotics could help even a small percentage of people with heart disease, many lives would be saved by something as easy as taking a few tablets, Gupta said.
This kind of goes along with my post about sodium benzoate causing problems on the micro scale, actually doing damage to the genes. The things they find out these days, like impotence and urination problems as men get older, being a prostate problem mainly, and not an inevitable consequence of aging.
The things we instinctively believe! What a world of wonders with only so many real answers. No wonder we're confused.
Aside<;-)> remember Dr Sanjay Gupta and Michael Moore on CNN and how he laughed at the Dr's legitimacy? Well here's a Gupta that has the credentials-
``We know that antibodies seem to be linked to heart disease,'' Dr. Sandeep Gupta at St. George's Hospital Medical School in London, who led the study, said in a telephone interview.
In addition, the chlamydia bacteria, which cause a chest infection and which are a close relative of a common sexually transmitted disease, have turned up in the fatty plaques that line clogged arteries.
Good to know he's not just another mouthpiece for the medical/pharma industries.
Disclaimer of sorts- (Ed. note: GSE is effective in stopping growth of Chlamydia in test tube studies.)
Below that story is this one about Kidney Stones-
Infection could cause kidney stones - Finnish report on study
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tiny little bacteria that build a mineral shell for themselves could be the cause of kidney stones, Finnish researchers said Monday.
They said they found the bacteria, known as nanobacteria because of their small size, in human blood serum and also in kidney stones.
The mineral shells are made out of apatite -- a kind of mineral also found in bones and teeth -- Olavi Kajander and Neva Ciftcioglu of the University of Kuopio found.
``Nanobacteria are the smallest cell-walled bacteria, only recently discovered in human and cow blood and commercial cell culture serum,'' they wrote in their report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Serum is the fluid that forms the base of blood.
Here's another article on this bacteria- http://www.researchmatters.harvard.edu/ ... cle_id=566