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  • Clinically active IBD linked to adverse COVID-19 outcomes

    Clinically active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is associated with adverse COVID-19 outcomes, especially in younger and middle-aged adults, according to a study published online Sept. 27 in the Journal of Crohn's and Colitis.

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  • How chronic intestinal inflammation can cause cancer

    Chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are inflammations of the gastrointestinal tract which flare up in phases and are accompanied by bloody bowel movements, diarrhea and severe impairment of the quality of life. IBD patients exhibit an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer. This is facilitated by the fact that DNA in the intestinal mucosa cells (intestinal epithelium) is damaged by chronic inflammatory processes.

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  • Increased flatulence from eating plant-based diet found to indicate healthier gut microbiome

    A team of researchers affiliated with a host of institutions across Spain has found that the increase in flatulence experienced by people switching to a plant-based diet is an indication of a healthier gut microbiome.

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  • Ulcerative colitis and weight gain

    Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that causes symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and bloody stools. Although weight loss is a common symptom of UC, the condition can sometimes cause a person to gain weight.

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  • Can probiotics and prebiotics restore your gut after antibiotics?

    People at high risk of diarrhea after antibiotics may benefit from consuming probiotic—as well as prebiotic—foods daily. There is also emerging evidence that combining specific probiotics and prebiotics can increase the beneficial effects of both.

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  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases