A research team consisting of scientists from two countries has completed a study showing a relationship between a gene and the makeup of gastrointestinal bacteria, a suspected culprit in the development of Crohn's disease.
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Crohn's disease causes portions of the digestive tract to enlarge. This can trigger pain and cause the intestines to empty regularly.
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.
Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, most commonly the lower part of the small intestine (the ileum).
Gastrointestinal health experts at the Boston University School of Medicine have found that Crohn's Disease, a chronic digestive condition, may prevent the body from absorbing Vitamin D, a nutrient crucial for maintaining bone health.
Their results appeared in the Journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD).
Crohn's disease patients who smoke or use narcotics appear to be less likely to respond to treatment with biologic agents, researchers suggested here.