Tvillingstudier ska avslöja orsaker till tarmsjukdomar

Örebroforskaren och läkaren Jonas Halfvarson får 1,8 miljoner kronor av Vetenskapsrådet för att undersöka orsakerna till svåra tarmsjukdomar som ulcerös kolit och Crohns sjukdom. Studien, som baseras på tvillingpar med inflammatorisk tarmsjukdom, ska bland annat visa vilka ärftliga faktorer som ligger bakom sjukdomarna. – Inflammatoriska tarmsjukdomar är komplexa, men genom att studera just tvillingar har … Läs merTvillingstudier ska avslöja orsaker till tarmsjukdomar

High Blood Sugar Levels in Older Women Linked to to Colorectal Cancer

Elevated blood sugar levels are associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The findings, observed in nearly 5,000 postmenopausal women, appear in the November 29 online edition of the British Journal of Cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer … Läs merHigh Blood Sugar Levels in Older Women Linked to to Colorectal Cancer

Ökad kunskap om tarmflorans betydelse genom nytt samarbete

Människans magtarmkanal innehåller tio gånger fler mikroorganismer än vi har egna celler i kroppen. Forskning har visat att tarmflorans sammansättning påverkas av till exempel kost och genetik. Nytt samarbete mellan forskare vid SLU och företaget Good Food Practice ger nu unika möjligheter till ökad kunskap inom området. Forskningen har visat att tarmfloran påverkar immunförsvaret och … Läs merÖkad kunskap om tarmflorans betydelse genom nytt samarbete

Registered Dietitians Play Essential Role in Management of Gastric Bypass Patients

More than one third of Americans are considered obese and approximately 15 million (5%) Americans now have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40. The April issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association focuses on the ever-increasing use of bariatric surgery to control the excess morbidity and mortality associated with extreme obesity and … Läs merRegistered Dietitians Play Essential Role in Management of Gastric Bypass Patients

Possible Link Between Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment And Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Findings from a new retrospective cohort study presented at the American College of Gastroenterology’s 74th Annual Scientific meeting in San Diego indicate that patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), especially those receiving the thiopurine class of medications to treat IBD, may be at risk for developing non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). Dr. Millie Long, of the … Läs merPossible Link Between Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment And Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Probiotic Is Effective Treatment for Colitis in Mice

The probiotic, Bacillus polyfermenticus, can help mice recover from colitis, a new study has found. Mice treated with B. polyfermenticus during the non-inflammatory period of the disease had reduced rectal bleeding, their tissues were less inflamed and they gained more weight than mice that did not receive the treatment. Colitis is a disease in which the inner … Läs merProbiotic Is Effective Treatment for Colitis in Mice