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Inflammatory bowel disease linked to an immune cell run amok

Posted: August 31 2020

Read Inflammatory bowel disease linked to an immune cell run amok by Scott LaFee. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of intestinal disorders affecting an estimated six to eight million people worldwide. Although there are many treatments for IBD, a number of patients fail to respond long-term, leaving those afflicted with a host of chronic […]

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Harvard study links inflammatory diet to Crohn’s disease

Posted: August 31 2020

Read Harvard study links inflammatory diet to Crohn’s disease. A Harvard study published online May 7, 2020, by Gastroenterology found another potential risk: Crohn’s disease, a condition characterized by areas of inflammation throughout the large and small intestines. Researchers evaluated 30 years’ worth of self-reported diet information from more than 208,000 men and women. Diets were scored based […]

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Review: Probiotics for induction of remission in Crohn’s disease

Probiotics can be used to manipulate the microbiome and have therefore been considered as a potential therapy for CD.

There is some evidence that probiotics benefit other gastrointestinal conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis, but their efficacy in CD is unclear. This is the first update of a Cochrane Review previously published in 2008. Read the full review here.

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GutSmart

Posted: August 26 2020

GutSmart is a new and exciting online education platform designed to further educate health professionals on inflammatory bowel disease to better target the care of IBD patients. GutSmart health professionals can be accessed by members of the IBD community through our healthcare professionals directory. Click here to go to GutSmart.

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Researchers identify enzyme linked to colitis

Posted: August 25 2020

In a new study published in Immunity, lead author Nan Gao, Associate Professor of Cell Biology in the Department of Biological Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences-Newark, reports that in people with ulcerative colitis, the gut enzyme lysozyme which normally functions to restrain bacterial growth, instead stimulates inflammation. This results in the formation of ulcers and […]

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Impact and resistance training boosts bone strength and muscle function in those with Crohn’s disease

Posted: August 19 2020

People with Crohn’s are also more at risk of developing thinner and weaker bones – osteoporosis – due to factors such as inflammation of the gut, low levels of calcium and vitamin D, taking steroids or removal of parts of the small bowel. Reduced muscle strength in comparison to the general population is also common. […]

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11 Medicine cabinet essentials for people with Crohn’s

Posted: August 17 2020

If you have Crohn’s disease, your medicine cabinet is probably well stocked with prescription medications, including immunosuppressants, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatories, such as corticosteroids. But it’s also a good idea to keep several over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and supplies on hand in case of an emergency. Keep these essential nonprescription supplies at home to ease your symptoms and […]

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Do probiotics actually do anything

Posted: August 10 2020

There is an invisible universe hidden inside your body, it’s called the gut microbiome — a vast array of trillions of intestinal bacteria, hundreds of different species. They help digest your food in exchange for a warm, safe place to live. And we are only now starting to discover the gut microbiome plays a much […]

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Atopic disease linked with increased risk for IBD

Posted: August 10 2020

“Previous genome-wide studies have shown that atopic diseases and IBD share several susceptibility genes, which are important for adaptive immune regulation and tissue response, implicating a common inflammatory cascade among the diseases,” Hyun Jung Lee, MD, PhD, of the department of medicine and liver research institute at Seoul National University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “However, […]

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Run, jump and dive to the bathroom

Posted: August 6 2020

Running to the porcelain bowl might be your reality if you are a sufferer of ulcerative colitis (UC). The good news is it shouldn’t be the only exercise you do towards your future health. Exercise is the worlds most underutilised drug and it has been proven to aid in managing many of the complex symptoms […]

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