Items Tagged ‘gastroenterology’

March 2, 2012

Vitamin D May Decrease Risk for Crohn’s Disease

By Mystery User

Increased intake of vitamin D may significantly reduce the risk for Crohn’s disease (CD) in women, according to an article published online December 12 and in the March issue of Gastroenterology… “The recommendations seem reasonable,” Edward V. Loftus Jr, MD, professor of medicine at Mayo clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, told Medscape Medical News, noting that […]

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Tags: CD, Crohn's Disease, Edward V. Loftus Jr, gastroenterology, vitamin D

September 15, 2009

For Irregular Types, Fiber-ful and Flavorful Ways to Get Things Moving

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

If you’ve ever been constipated, you don’t need me to explain how unsettling it is to feel so . . . unmoved.   Occasional constipation — when you’re traveling or pregnant, for instance, or when your diet’s off kilter — is common, and though it’s uncomfortable, you know that soon it will pass…   Amy […]

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Tags: constipation, gastroenterology

August 7, 2009

New Medical Mystery: Celiac Disease Soars, Deaths Quadruple

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

People who have celiac disease can’t tolerate gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. If they do eat gluten, damage to the small intestine results and interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food.   In fact, a long-term Mayo Clinic study just published in the journal Gastroenterology has found that celiac disease […]

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Tags: celiac, gastroenterology

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