Capsules containing Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242 bacteria
Genetically-modified tomatoes and a type of probiotic bacteria have both been claimed to help lower levels of "bad" cholesterol in the bloodstream (Photo: Shutterstock)
Atherosclerosis, more commonly known as hardening of the arteries, can have very serious consequences such as heart attacks and strokes. While there are medications that remove some of the offending plaque from the inside of the affected arteries, not everyone wants to take drugs unless absolutely necessary. Lifestyle improvements can certainly help, but soon two other options may be available – probiotics and genetically-engineered tomatoes.
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