Even after a year on a gluten-free diet, with celiac disease continue to have intestinal abnormalities (enteropathy) on repeat biopsies, reports a study.
Idiopathic pancreatitis is often caused by small gallstones that are difficult to observe prior to surgery, shows a study from the University of Eastern Finland. Small gallstones were found in surgery from two out of three idiopathic pancreatitis patients. The study also showed that acute pancreatitis was more common in statin users than non-users.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield discovered a significant association between a patient’s vitamin D levels and the severity of their IBS symptoms, particularly the extent to which IBS affects their quality of life.
IBS is a gastrointestinal disorder that affects 7 – 16 percent of the U.S. population, adding somewhere between $950 million to $1.35 billion annually to the nation’s healthcare bill.
Colon cancer is one of the top killers in the US, expected to cause about 49,700 deaths nationwide in 2015. Recent research presented at the 2015 Experimental Biology Conference in Boston, MA, shows that eating dried plums may help to decrease the risk of colon cancer.