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Frontiers in Microbiology


BACKGROUND: Previous studies suggests that gut microbiomes are associated with the formation and progression of aneurysms. However, the causal association between them remains unclear.

METHODS: A two-sample Mendelian randomization was conducted to investigate whether gut microbiomes have a causal effect on the risk of intracerebral aneurysm (IA), thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and aortic aneurysm (AA). Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) smaller than the locus-wide significance level (1 × 10

RESULTS: The phylum

CONCLUSION: Our MR analysis confirmed the causal association of specific gut microbiomes with AAA, and these microbiomes were considered as protective factors. Our result may provide novel insights and theoretical basis for the prevention of aneurysms through regulation of gut microbiomes.


Mendelian randomization, abdominal aortic aneurysm, aneurysms, genetic association, gut microbiome



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