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Probiotics Symposium September 21-22, 2012

The annual Probiotics Symposium was held at the fabulous Solamar Hotel downtown San Diego Sept 21-22 2012. It was great venue. The hotel provided healthy meals and excellent service.


The first presenter was Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD who spoke about the systemic manifestations of gastrointestinal dysbiosis.


Probiotics Symposium
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Crohn's Disease Linked to Jews Of Eastern European Descent

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.

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