Gut

Surgery

Study unravels link between surgery, diabetes remission

Researchers and doctors have known for years that patients who receive bariatric surgeries – gut surgeries with the goal of weight loss – often experience remission of type 2 diabetes. Clinicians find that diabetes remission ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Immune profile differs during symptom flare, free in IBS-D

(HealthDay)—For patients with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), interferon-γ concentrations and THELPER cells are inhibited during symptom flare, according to a research letter published online June 10 in ...

Cancer

Team finds cancer biopsies do not promote cancer spread

A study of more than 2,000 patients by researchers at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, has dispelled the myth that cancer biopsies cause cancer to spread. In the Jan. 9 online issue of Gut, they show that patients ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Post-endoscopic infection more common than previously thought

(HealthDay)—The rates of post-endoscopic infection within seven days vary from 1.1 per 1,000 procedures for screening colonoscopy to 3 per 1,000 procedures for osophagogastroduodenoscopies (OGDs), according to a study published ...

Medical research

How does the gut microbiota respond to iron replacement?

Iron deficiency is often an issue in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases. An international and interdisciplinary research group under the aegis of the ZIEL Institute for Food & Health (ZIEL) at the TU Munich has now ...

Medical research

Amazonian fruit prevents obesity in overfed mice

An extract of camu camu—a fruit native to the Amazon—prevents obesity in mice fed a diet rich in sugar and fat, say researchers at Université Laval and the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute Research Centre. The discovery, ...

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