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February 15, 2019

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February 15, 2019

Study Examines Aspirin Use to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Feb. 7, 2019 — The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded that aspirin reduces the risk of colorectal cancer by 40 percent as well as recurrence of advanced polyps, which are a major risk factor. To ... read more

Blood Test for Specific Metabolites Could Reveal Blocked Arteries

Feb. 1, 2019 — A pilot project suggests that in the near future, a blood test could show whether arteries carrying blood to the heart are narrow or blocked, a risk factor for heart ... read more

When Mucus Can Be Key to Treating Colon and Airway Diseases

Feb. 1, 2019 — Researchers have identified proteins that control mucous production and suggest clues to treating colon and airway ... read more

How the Immune System Protects Us Against Bowel Cancer

Jan. 31, 2019 — Researchers have discovered a protective mechanism which is used by the body to protect intestinal stem cells from turning cancerous. The body's innate immune system was found to play a pivotal ... read more

Jan. 31, 2019 — In a new study, researchers shed new light on the origin and function of hormone producing cells in the intestine and open new avenues to tweak gut hormone production to treat human ... read more

Nano-Encapsulation Technology Enhances DHA Absorption for Early Brain Development

Jan. 31, 2019 — Scientists have announced the findings on novel nano-encapsulation technology for optimizing the maternal and fetal absorption of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The research aimed to address the ... read more

Interaction Between Bacteria and Immune Cells Protects the Intestinal Barrier

Jan. 30, 2019 — Conditions such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, a poor diet, overuse of certain drugs and stress harm the intestinal barrier and cause inflammation. An international study on mice has ... read more

Large Molecules from Dietary Fiber Can Change Gut Environment Through Physical Forces

Jan. 29, 2019 — Large molecules from dietary fiber, called polymers, can physically influence the environment in the small intestine by causing solid particles to group together (or aggregate), according to new ... read more

New Target for Gastric Cancer Therapies

Jan. 29, 2019 — Researchers have uncovered new information about the underlying mechanisms for gastric cancer, providing hope of potential new therapies in the ... read more

Jan. 29, 2019 — In spite of tremendous advances in treating the chronic inflammatory bowel diseases Morbus Crohn and ulcerative colitis with medication, the chronic inflammation still cannot be kept sufficiently in ... read more

Small Metabolites Have Big Effects on the Intestinal Immune Response

Jan. 23, 2019 — Normal gut bacteria are instrumental in inducing an immune response in the presence of invading pathogens. However, exactly how commensal bacteria cause CX3CR1+ macrophages in the intestine to ... read more

Fecal Transplants: The 'Super-Donor' Phenomenon

Jan. 21, 2019 — Fecal transplants could be used to treat intestinal disorders like inflammatory bowel disease -- and perhaps even help prevent Alzheimer's and cancer -- if we can unlock the secrets of the ... read more

Gastric Bypass Surgery May Benefit Muscle Strength More Than Previously Thought

Jan. 16, 2019 — Gastric bypass surgery improves relative muscle strength and physical performance in people with obesity, according to a new ... read more

Ketone Body Utilization Decreases When Blood Flow to the Heart Is Reduced

Jan. 16, 2019 — Researchers have measured the ketone body utilization rate in the heart and confirmed that it decreases when the heart is in a state of reduced blood flow (myocardial ... read more

Effects of Linoleic Acid on Inflammatory Response Depend on Genes

Jan. 15, 2019 — The effects of linoleic acid on the human body are largely dependent on genes, a new study shows. Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid. People carrying different variants of the FADS1 gene had a ... read more

Scientists Connect Dots Between Colitis and Colon Cancer

Jan. 16, 2019 — Lingering inflammation in the colon is a known risk factor for colorectal cancer and now scientists report one way it resets the stage to enable this common and often deadly ... read more

B-Group Vitamins Can Improve Concentration Among People With First Episode Psychosis

Jan. 15, 2019 — A new study explored the impact of increasing a person's intake of vitamins B12, B6, and folic acid [vitamin B9] after studies in people with schizophrenia revealed that increased intake of ... read more

Women With IBD Are at Greater Risk of Mental Illness

Jan. 10, 2019 — A study shows that women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at greater risk of developing a mental illness after giving birth compared to the overall population. Study authors found that more ... read more

Obesity Surgery Leads to Emergence of New Microbial Strains in the Human Fecal Community

Jan. 8, 2019 — Using a unique bioinformatics technique, researchers have detected the emergence of new strains of microbes in the human fecal microbiota after obesity surgery. These new strains emerged after ... read more

Metabolic Syndrome Patients Need More Vitamin C to Break Cycle of Antioxidant Depletion

Jan. 2, 2019 — A higher intake of vitamin C is crucial for metabolic syndrome patients trying to halt a potentially deadly cycle of antioxidant disruption and health-related problems, a researcher ... read more

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