Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

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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D Deficiency in Crohns

A novel vitamin D bioavailability test was employed by Boston Medical Center researchers investigating vitamin D deficiency in Crohn’s patients. Their findings are published online ahead of print in the Journal of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, the official journal of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. 


 


D Deficiency in Crohns

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