Helicobacter pylori infection is identified as a cardiovascular risk factor in Central Africans Full Text
Vascular Health and Risk Management, 08/16/2012
Longo–Mbenza B et al. – This study provides evidence for an association among known cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, carotid plaque, stroke, and H. pylori infection. Among infected individuals, there is a significant association among severity of HP–seropositivity, male sex, and CVD. The eradication of H. pylori infection may therefore reduce the emerging burden of CVD in Africa.