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Good vs bad bacteria: the bugs responsible for Crohn’s disease

By Paul Bertrand

Scientists are working on understanding links and commonalities between specific bacteria in your gut and inability for patients to fight of stomach and intestine diseases. It is conjectured that microbiota which is composed of thousands of strains of bacteria can trigger IBD. A 2014 study published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe revels that a small number of specific bacteria leads a pathway to the disease through susceptibility to inflammation.

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Posted on: February 23 2018

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I was very interested in the article "Good Vs bad bacteria - the bugs responsible for Crohn's disease". I was diagnosed with IBD 6 months ago and after a very bad reaction to Pentasa (but unproven) I was told to wait and try again when the symptoms peaked again. However, I started taking Probiotics each day and (touch wood) I have been in remission for 5 months, with high hopes. I am very interested in the research in this field.

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