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In this blog post, Alex Manos discusses the role played by the diversity of the intestinal microbiota in cardiovascular disease. He presents us with the intestinal microbial communities that widely differ between patients with symptomatic atherosclerosis and healthy controls. This article is a precious source of information as it lets the reader understand how closely blood pressure is affected by the diversity of the gut microbiome, and how specific classes of microorganisms can positively or negatively impact our risk of cardiovascular disease development.