Category Archives: Gastroenterology: IBD

A Widely Used Food Additive Promotes Colitis, Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Newswise — ATLANTA—Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can alter the gut microbiota composition and localization to induce intestinal inflammation that promotes the development of inflammatory bowel disease and metabolic syndrome, … Continue reading

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Among kids with IBD, chronic narcotic use is high

Bethesda, MD (Feb. 9, 2015) — Chronic narcotic use is more than twice as prevalent in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), compared with children without this disease, according to a new study1 published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the … Continue reading

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Steroid therapy increases risk of blood clots 5-fold in IBD patients

Bethesda, MD (Jan. 29, 2015) — Compared with biologic therapy, corticosteroid (steroid) use is associated with a nearly five-fold increase of venous thromboembolism in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients, according to a new study1 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the … Continue reading

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Autoimmune diseases triggered by obesity

Autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s Disease and multiple sclerosis, in which the immune system attacks its own body rather than predatory invaders, affect 5-20% of the global community. A study published recently in Autoimmunity Reviews by Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld, the Laura … Continue reading

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Irritable bowel syndrome patients find pain treatments less effective

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered that the immune system is defective in people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, which is a major reason why sufferers have ongoing issues with pain. The research – the first of its kind in … Continue reading

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15 Diseases Doctors Often Get Wrong

 When you experience strange pains, mysterious digestive issues, or other unexplained symptoms, you’d hope a trip to the doctor would solve your health woes. But sometimes, doctors have just as much trouble identifying certain disorders and conditions as their patients. … Continue reading

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IBS symptoms could be eased by new ‘designer’ fiber

Newswise — (CHICAGO) – A newly-developed, “designer” dietary fiber with an added potential prebiotic effect may eliminate the side effects of current treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) which affects 10-20 percent of the population, disproportionately women. The collaboration between … Continue reading

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IBS treatment breakthrough with new imaging technique

Scientists at The University of Nottingham are leading the world in exploiting MRI technology to assist in the treatment and diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes serious inconvenience and discomfort to sufferers. In three separate studies, … Continue reading

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IBD patients have higher stroke, heart attack risk

Newswise — ROCHESTER, Minn. — Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are at an increased risk of stroke and heart attack according to a new study presented by Mayo Clinic researchers at the American College of Gastroenterology’s Annual Scientific Meeting, Oct. … Continue reading

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Inflammatory bowel disease and fatigue: new study

Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2013;2013:153818. doi: 10.1155/2013/153818. Epub 2013 Sep 1. How fatigue is experienced and handled by female outpatients with inflammatory bowel disease. Beck A, Bager P, Jensen PE, Dahlerup JF. Source: Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Aarhus University Hospital, … Continue reading

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New form of irritable bowel syndrome found by UCLA researchers

UCLA researchers have described a new form of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) that occurs after an acute bout of diverticulitis, a finding that may help lead to better management of symptoms and relief for patients. The discovery of this new … Continue reading

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Heat waves and digestive problems: a definite link

Heat Waves, Incidence of Infectious Gastroenteritis, and Relapse Rates of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Retrospective Controlled Observational Stud Am J Gastroenterol advance online publication 13 August 2013; doi: 10.1038/ajg.2013.186 Christine N Manser MD1, Michaela Paul PhD2, Gerhard Rogler MD, PhD1, Leonhard Held … Continue reading

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Vitamin A may protect against inflammatory bowel disease

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have made novel discoveries around the protective influence of Vitamin A against the damaging immune responses that lead to inflammatory bowel disease. The research led by Professor of Experimental Immunology, Kingston Mills has just been … Continue reading

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