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    Common Yeast May Worsen IBD Symptoms in Crohn’s Disease
    Research
    Mar 08, 2017

    Common Yeast May Worsen IBD Symptoms in Crohn’s Disease

    ibd, crohns disease, yeast

    During the past decade, the gut has experienced a renaissance as investigations focus on the role of the microbiome on human health. While most studies have focused on bacteria, the dominant microbial inhabitants in the gut, scientists at University of Utah Health Sciences used mouse studies to show the role of yeast in aggravating the symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Their work suggests that allopurinol, a generic drug already on the market, could offer some relief. ... Read More

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    Immune System Promotes Digestive Health by Fostering Community of “Good” Gut Bacteria
    Research
    Jan 22, 2015

    Immune System Promotes Digestive Health by Fostering Community of “Good” Gut Bacteria

    digestive health, ibd, good bacteria, microbiota

    As many as 1.4 million Americans suffer from uncomfortable abdominal cramping and diarrhea that come with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. These conditions, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), are associated with an imbalance among the thousands of species of “good” bacteria that inhabit the gut. A University of Utah study published on Jan. 22, 2015, in Cell Host and Microbe demonstrates that the immune system protein MyD88 mediates a conversation between the immune system and good bacteria in the gut that is key to digestive health.... Read More

    Pathology