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7 Ways to work out if you have Crohn’s disease

Posted: July 28 2020

It can be hard to exercise when you’re dealing with symptoms such as bloating, cramping, and abdominal pain. But for people with Crohn’s disease, it’s important to try to work out when you’re able. Research shows that regular exercise can help ease the symptoms of Crohn’s and prevent relapse. Case in point: A research review […]

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Advancements in the management of inflammatory bowel disease

Peer exchange

The Peer Exchange series is built around video panel discussions featuring some of the most recognisable names in medicine. Each program focuses on a specific disease or condition and boasts lively, moderated discussion on a range of topics and issues related to that condition. Access the videos on inflammatory bowel disease here.  

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What it’s like to live with: ulcerative colitis

Posted: July 23 2020

Read What it’s like to live with: ulcerative colitis by Anubhuti Matta. In August 2017, when I was 27, I was in Boston and my stomach started aching a lot. I thought it was acidity because I’ve always had stomach issues. But in September, I went to the loo and saw that there was a lot of […]

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High-fat diet with antibiotic use linked to gut inflammation

Combining Western diet and antibiotic use is a pre- IBD risk factor.

UC Davis researchers have found that combining a Western-style high-fat diet with antibiotic use significantly increases the risk of developing pre-inflammatory bowel disease (pre-IBD). The study, published July 14 in Cell Host and Microbe, suggests that this combination shuts down the energy factories (mitochondria) in cells of the colon lining, leading to gut inflammation. Irritable bowel […]

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YouTuber Hannah Witton on ulcerative colitis, stoma bags, and speaking out

Posted: July 16 2020

Hannah Witton isn’t one of those people. A sex and relationships YouTuber who is no stranger to the taboo, when her Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) came back, Hannah decided that she wanted to talk about it. So she did – and millions listened. Hannah was just seven-years-old when she was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. […]

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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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Real advice for parenting through UC

Posted: July 6 2020

Plan for Flares “I have a 6-month old, and I recently experienced a severe flare,” says Jamie D., of Chelan, WA. “I knew I was going to need a plan for when I was running to the bathroom 10 times a day on the days my husband was gone. (He’s a firefighter, so I’m home […]

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The microbiome in inflammatory bowel diseases

From pathogenesis to therapy.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has become a global disease with accelerating incidence worldwide in the 21st century while its accurate etiology remains unclear. In the past decade, gut microbiota dysbiosis has consistently been associated with IBD. Although many IBD-associated dysbiosis have not been proven to be a cause or an effect of IBD, it is […]

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Cloning stem cells to find a cure for Crohn’s disease

Posted: July 6 2020

For over a decade, Wa Xian, research associate professor of biology and biochemistry at the University of Houston Stem Cell Center, has been perfecting technology for cloning stem cells. Now she is using it to take aim at pediatric Crohn’s disease. Xian, who received a $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and […]

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