There appears to be a low incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) among patients with acne vulgaris (AV) exposed to isotretinoin, according to a recent study. Additionally, the risk is similar to that for unexposed patients with AV.
People who eat yogurt appear to have a reduced risk of proximal colon cancer with a long latency period, a study has found. However, no significant benefit is seen for colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality.
Men who have higher serum concentration of the active form of vitamin D (1,25[OH]2D) tend to have gut flora enriched in butyrate-producing bacteria, a recent study has found. In turn, this microbiota structure may promote better gut health.
Updates from the SECURE-IBD* registry reveal that treatment with thiopurine, either alone or in combination with tumour necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFis), for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) was associated with a greater risk of severe COVID-19 compared with TNFis monotherapy.