Fecal Transplantation to Treat Patients with Parkinson’s Disease: Hope or Hype?
Scientists review the evidence for using fecal transplantation and pre- and probiotics in patients with Parkinson’s disease in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease and conclude that more research is needed before supporting their use
Statins can prevent liver cancer
Fat-soluble statins can prevent liver cancer and reduce mortality in patients with chronic viral hepatitis. These are findings from a study conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, among others. The study is published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Association between coeliac disease risk and gluten intake confirmed
An extensive study has confirmed that the risk of developing coeliac disease is connected to the amount of gluten children consume. The new study is observational and therefore does not prove causation; however, it is the most comprehensive of its kind to date. The results…
Study Provides Insights into Depression in People with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Depression is common in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but the actual causes of depression in this group are unknown. In a Neurogastroenterology & Motility study, depression was linked with more severe IBD symptoms, and a less positive cognitive bias in emotional recognition (a…
Blood pressure drug linked with increased risk of bowel condition
A type of blood pressure lowering medication, called a calcium-channel blocker, may be linked with an increased risk of diverticulosis.
Adult-onset IBD linked to higher mortality
While the onset of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease) in adulthood is tied to a higher mortality, the actual number of deaths has been falling, a Swedish study from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Gut reports. Now it is a case…
Inflammatory Bowel Disease During Childhood Linked to Higher Rates of Cancer and Early Death
A new study revealed an increased risk of cancer and early death in individuals who developed inflammatory bowel disease–including ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD)—during childhood.
Improved the gut of IBS-patients with transplantation of feces
Transplantation of feces from a healthy person to a patient suffering of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) improved both symptoms of IBS and the gut’s bacteria profile.
Colorectal Cancer in Patients with Early Onset is Distinct from That in Older Patients
New research indicates that colorectal cancer diagnosed at an early age has clinical and genetic features that are different from those seen in traditional colorectal cancer diagnosed later in life.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: sufferers have a distinctive signature of gut bacteria
People who suffer from stress-related Irritable Bowel Syndrome have a distinctive microbial signature in their gut.
Could a food additive cause celiac disease?
Research suggests that celiac disease could be caused by a bacterial enzyme used to manufacture sausages, cheese, bread and other processed foods. Myths about gluten are hard to bust. Intolerance, allergy, sensitivity, hypersensitivity. What is what?