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Source: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute  Nov 06, 2018
Australian researchers have uncovered clues in the immune system that reveal how the balance of 'good' gut bacteria is maintained. This information could help in the prevention and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, showed that the increased presence of a protein responsible for sensing infection -- called NLRP1 --...
Source: University Of North Carolina  Oct 26, 2018
Internists now know that patients who have a sibling with diverticulitis can have three times the risk for the disease, and a low-risk lifestyle decreases risk of incident diverticulitis by half. Nuts, seeds, and popcorn are now OK. Annually in the U.S., diverticulitis is responsible for 2.5 million office visits, 333,000 ED visits, 216,000 hospital admissions, and health care costs of $3.5 bill...
Source: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine  Aug 28, 2018
With only two treatment options for primary biliary cholangitis, some hepatologists have cast a new eye on an older class of drugs. Fibrates, used for the treatment of dyslipidemia in the United States since the 1970s, had been shown to decrease levels of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), said Cynthia Levy, MD, FAASLD, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Med...
Source: The Journal of Physiology  Aug 08, 2018
Eating high fibre foods may reduce the effects of stress on our gut and behaviour, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology.   Stress is a significant health concern and can cause major changes in the gut and in the brain, which can cause changes in behaviour. In recent years there has been growing interest in the link between gut bacteria and stres...
Source: Multiple  Jul 23, 2018
Scientists examined whether diet may be affecting the success of Helicobacter pylori treatment, and looked at whether nutrients such as cholesterol and omega-3 fatty acids play a role.   Helicobacter pylori is a global health issue responsible for gastritis and gastric ulcers. Approximately 50% of the global population suffers from Helicobacter pylori infection, whi...