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Crohn's and Colitis

Obesity clearly linked to Crohn's and other autoimmune diseases

2014-11-10 12:46
Obesity the newest factor to add to list of risk factors for Crohn's and other autoimmune diseases

New research suggests obesity could be a major contributor to Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases that are the result of the the immune system attacking the body. The result of the investigation shows obesity could also prolong the effects of autoimmune diseases that also appear to be triggered by additional environmental factors.

What the researchers from Tel Aviv University found is that obesity creates a "pro-inflammatory" environment that can trigger Crohn's disease, MS and other autoimmune diseases in addition to hamper

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Sleep and ulcerative colitis have something in common

2014-11-05 21:27
Too much, too little sleep linked to ulcerative colitis

A recent investigation from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital suggests sleep duration may be an important factor when it comes to both preventing and managing ulcerative colitis that affects one million people worldwide.

Results of a new investigation suggests sleeping too little might increase a person's risk of developing UC in addition to causing flare-up.

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CCFA partners with celebrity cook to help Crohn's, colitis patients

2014-10-26 10:46
CCFA and celebrity cook Sunny Anderson partner to help IBD patients

The CCFA and Janssen Biotech have partnered with celebrity cook and ulcerative colitis patient Sunny Anderson, along with IBD nutrition expert, Dr. Lindsey Albenberg to help patients manage UC and Crohn's disease.

The Get Your Full Course website comes on the heels of a recent review of interne

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Celgene drug a first of it's kind for Crohn's disease that could replace infusions

2014-10-25 13:49
A new way to treat Crohn's disease with oral medication in the pipeline

A new drug is in the pipeline for Crohn's disease treatment that is expected to move to a third clinical trial in the near future. The drug, known as GED-0301 or Mongersen is an antisense medication taken orally that has been well tolerated and induced remission in sixty-five percent of Crohn's disease patients studied. The medication could replace injections for treating IBD.

The drug manufacturer Celgene (CELG) has released results of an experimental Crohn's disease drug, GED-0301 that could eliminate the need for injections currently used for IBD treatment,

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Bone marrow transplant a potential cure for Crohn's disease

2014-10-22 05:16
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research investigators are currently enrolling patients in a clinical trial that could potentially lead to a cure for moderate to severe Crohn's disease that has failed other therapies including surgery. The treatment wipes out the patient's immune system and then builds a new one to quell inflammation in the intestines.

So far, the results look promising and researchers say it might be possible to "cure" Crohn's disease.

How bone marrow transplant could help Crohn's disease

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Crohn's and colitis diet information on the internet could mislead

2014-10-14 13:41
Researchers explore conflicting diet information on the internet for IBD

Because there is so much conflicting information, patients with IBD often turn to forums and the internet to find out what diet can help Crohn's disease and colitis. Researchers recently reviewed dietary advice found on websites in an effort to determine what sort of diets are advocated for patients with IBD. The question remains whether the diets help or harm.

The conclusion of the investigation is that there is a dire need for studies about how specific foods might impact gut bacteria to influence the course of IBD,Some diets are restrictive, conflictin

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Crohn's disease and colitis bloating: When to see your doctor

2014-10-08 22:24
Crohn's disease and bloating

Anyone can experience belly bloating but for people diagnosed with Crohn's disease or colitis the condition can be especially painful and even worrisome. Understanding how to manage bloating if you have IBD and when it is important to see your doctor can help lower your chances of complications and definitely make you more comfortable.

What causes bloating and when should you see your doctor?

Bloating and active IBD

Sometimes bloating is worse when Crohn's disease or UC is active.

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Does fecal transplant help Crohn's disease or colitis?

2014-10-03 12:42
There is still hope for FMT as a therapy for IBD

There has been some research suggesting fecal microbial transplant (FMT) might be a treatment for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In a first clinical trial published in Gastroenterology and Endocrinology News, scientists report mixed results.

The first clinical trial shows FMT didn't work any better than placebo, despite anecdotal reports of FMT Crohn's disease "cures" that can be found on the internet.


Microneedle pill could eliminate injections for diabetes, Crohn's disease and more

2014-10-01 21:37
Microneedles in a capsule could replace injections

MIT researchers are working on a way to eliminate the need for injectable medications with a new drug-delivery capsule that contains microneedles. The capsule, when tested, worked better than insulin injections and could work even better for Crohn's and arthritis treatments.

The finding could mean no more insulin injections for diabetics and it could also mean patients with cancer, Crohn's disease and other autoimmune disorders could swallow a capsule to obtain antibod

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Crab, shrimp and lobster could offer Crohn's disease help

2014-10-01 18:16
How crab and other shellfish could help treat IBD

Our crustacean friends might be able to help with prevention and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases including Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Researchers recently discovered the shells of shrimp, crab and lobster contain microparticles with anti-inflammatory properties that could provide new and inexpensive IBD treatment.

Yoshimi Shibata, Ph.D., professor of biomedical science in the Charles E.