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Antioxidants in corn line could aid human IBD protection, therapy

Posted: July 13 2020

The researchers bred a novel line of corn at Penn State’s Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center to produce compounds called flavan-4-ols. The team then conducted an experiment with mice to judge the effect of those powerful antioxidant compounds on induced inflammation of the colon. “In this study, we utilized two corn lines­ – one […]

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Med diet beneficial for bowel disease patients, study suggests

Posted: June 25 2020

Patients who had adhered to the Mediterranean diet benefited from a decrease in their body mass index (BMI) and saw their waistlines shrink. Lower inflammatory markers and less disease activity were also noted. “Our data support the role of nutritional counseling in the multidisciplinary management of IBD,” Fabio Chicco, the study’s lead author, told Reuters. “The adoption […]

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The rundown of dietary supplements and their effects on inflammatory bowel disease

Some specific substances should be analysed for their benefits or drawbacks in the course of IBD. Such substances are probiotics, polyphenols, fibers, fatty acids, as well as certain low FODMAP diets to be discussed.

Inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are a life-long, chronic, and relapsing problem affecting 11.2 million people worldwide. To date, there is pharmacological therapy to treat symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal cramping/pain. These medications also help to alleviate everyday discomfort; however, there are no curative therapies. Recent studies have investigated […]

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I have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). What should I eat?

Posted: May 27 2020

New IBD dietary guidelines To help patients and providers navigate these nutritional questions, the International Organization of IBD (IOIBD) recently reviewed the best current evidence to develop expert recommendations regarding dietary measures that might help to control and prevent relapse of IBD. In particular, the group focused on the dietary components and additives that they felt were […]

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Certain foods common in diets of US adults with inflammatory bowel disease

Posted: May 7 2020

The researchers analyzed the National Health Interview Survey 2015 to determine the food intake and frequency of consumption for U.S. adults with inflammatory bowel disease. The survey assessed 26 foods. The findings, published in the journal PLOS One, reveal that foods typically labeled as junk food were associated with inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory bowel disease, which […]

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Can food play a role in reducing inflammation?

Posted: April 9 2020

It’s natural – and often sensible – to turn to medicine to help treat health problems, but have you considered the role food could play too? Physiotherapist Louise Blanchfield was desperate to help improve her husband Richard’s health after he developed a form of inflammatory arthritis that led to him walking with a stick and […]

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Understanding the remission and relapse cycle in Crohn’s disease

Posted: March 17 2020

Remission Remission can mean different things based on the parameters used to describe it. Types of remission include: Clinical remission This is the term your doctor will typically use to describe your remission. It means your symptoms have improved or gone away. Yet you may still have inflammation in your GI tract. Endoscopic remission This […]

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Tired all the time? If your diet is the problem, it’s also the solution

Posted: March 11 2020

Tired all the time, wiped out, exhausted, fatigued… my clients all had different ways of saying it, but the problem was essentially the same. As a nutrition consultant, I encountered the same health issues time and again. Top of that list, by a mile, was low energy, or however you prefer to put it. Most […]

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If you really want to optimize your diet, focus on fibre

Posted: March 5 2020

“IBD is complicated — it’s not driven by any one factor,” Dr. Gilaad Kaplan says. “But where all the research is taking us today is toward the microbiome.” And fiber is integral to a healthy and properly functioning microbiome, he says. Fiber is not a vitamin or a mineral. It’s not an essential nutrient that […]

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All you need to know about sulphur-rich foods

Posted: March 2 2020

What is sulphur? Sulphur, calcium, and phosphorus are the three most abundant minerals in the human body. Sulphur plays an important role in crucial functions in your body, such as making protein, regulating gene expression, building and repairing DNA, and helping your body metabolize food. This element is also essential for making and recycling glutathione — […]

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