A team of researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, led by Inga Peter, has identified that Crohn's disease, (a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines) has been linked to five new genetic variants in Jewish people of Eastern European descent (Ashkenazi Jews). These findings will help to better understand why the occurrence of Crohns is almost four times greater in Ashkenazi Jews than in other populations.
According to recent research, wheat-based infant follow-on formulas are better reconstituted with fruit juice & should be stored in the fridge at 4°C to prevent growth of meningitis bacteria. The results of a study, have shown that Cronobacter species do not grow in wheat-based infant formula stored at 4°C. It has been published in the Society for Applied Microbiology journal & Letters in Applied Microbiology.
According to an article published online December 12 & in the March issue of Gastroenterology, increased intake of vitamin D may radically reduce the risk for Crohn's disease in women.
As per recent information, it has been revealed that Broccoli & Blueberries may prove to be effective in individuals suffering from a variety of digestive issues.
Many people take supplements or have probiotic-enriched yogurt in order to help improve digestion. While controversy has surrounded the efficacy of such products, a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation recognized one specific probiotic protein that promoted good colon health in laboratory rodents.
The use of probiotic bacteria, isolated from naturally occurring bacterial communities, is becoming popular in the aquaculture industry as the favored, environmentally-friendly alternative to the use of antibiotics & other antimicrobials for disease prevention.
NEW ORLEANS - After being diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, an Assumption Parish resident has filed a lawsuit against a local doctor for prescribing an acne medication that he claims caused the disease.
Metallothioneins (MTs) are exceptional candidate genes for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and have formerly been shown to have altered expression in both human & animal studies of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Omega-3's are considered essential fatty acids. For our bodies to function normally, we need essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids (ALA,DHA,EPA) are not made in the body and because they are inefficiently converted from ALA to EPA and DHA, we must get them from our diet .
There are so many ways to improve the makeup of bacteria in your gut, but one new solution, is the fecal transplant, which is proving to be incredibly effective.