Inflammatory-Bowel-Disease

Association between inflammatory bowel disease and heart disease found

Researchers analyzed medical-record data from more than 17.5 million patients found that people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at increased risk for a heart attack, regardless of whether or not they have risk factors for heart disease. This research is presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session. “Younger patients had …

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Role of soy protein in inflammatory bowel disease

A diet supplemented with soy protein may be an effective adjunct therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases, Penn State researchers reported after completing a study that included mice and cultured human colon cells. The findings are significant because inflammatory bowel diseases affect nearly 4 million people worldwide and have an economic impact of more than $19 …

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Genome-wide association study identifies risk genes in African Americans with inflammatory bowel disease

In the first genome-wide association study (GWAS) of genetic risk factors for inflammatory bowel disease in African Americans, a research team has identified two regions of the genome (loci) associated with ulcerative colitis only in people of African descent. The study was led by Emory University, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Cedars-Sinai …

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