The types and doses of exercise, as well as breaks in sedentary behaviour, may impact the composition of the gut microbiota, a new study reports. Data show that even the minimum level of exercise, as recommended by the WHO, can enrich health-promoting species in the gut microbiota.
At least in a population of Southern Chinese adults, a high risk of fatty liver disease is independently associated with an increased count of red blood cells, a new study reports.
Exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) may be better than corticosteroid (CS) medication in the primary treatment of paediatric patients with Crohn’s disease (CD), with a study showing that remission rates are higher with EEN.
Folic acid, a cheap, safe and well-tolerated supplement, appears to play a protective role in colorectal cancer (CRC) chemoprevention in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Both Crohn’s disease susceptibility genes and environmental factors, especially those related to microorganisms, play a role in the development of the immune mechanism in the gastrointestinal tract, a new study reports.
Long-term budesonide treatment appears to have value in the management of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) patients who are intolerant to or dependent on prednisolone, a study has shown. However, while the drug-induced side effects are mild, budesonide may have limited efficacy in a substantial number of patients.
Gut microbiota dysbiosis related to faecal bacterial counts, organic acid levels in ischaemic stroke
Dysbiosis of the gut microbiota may be associated with inflammatory and metabolic processes in patients with ischaemic stroke, a new study reports. Particularly, there is a significant correlation between ischaemic stroke and concentrations of organic acids, faecal bacterial counts and other relevant biomarkers.
Syndromes affecting bowel health in cancer survivors may occur as late effects of pelvic radiotherapy
Five symptoms that affect bowel health may be attributed to late effects of radiotherapy, new study reports. Studying the underlying causes of these symptoms should simplify the prevention and treatment of a variety of other downstream symptoms.
Individuals with recurrent episodes of acute alcoholic pancreatitis (AAP) have a substantially elevated risk of pancreatic endocrine dysfunction, pancreatogenic diabetes and mortality, according to a recent study.
Male adolescents with low stress resilience appear to have a high risk of receiving a diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in adulthood, a Swedish cohort study suggests. Such increase in IBD risk may be attributed to proinflammatory influences or intestinal barrier integrity reductions.