New research could lead to earlier diagnosis and better management of inflammatory bowel disease
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  May 21, 2017  
  Ulcerative Colitis  
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 New research could lead to earlier diagnosis and better management of inflammatory bowel diseaseNew research could lead to earlier diagnosis and better management of inflammatory bowel disease
 
A University of Manchester test on the mucus lining of the intestine, performed in mice, has found changes in bacteria that could lead to inflammatory bowel disease 12 weeks earlier than previously possible through looking at stool samples, leading to the possibility of earlier diagnosis and better management of the disease in humans.
 
 
 Composition, function of intestinal bacteria could predict response to biologic drugs in IBD patientsComposition, function of intestinal bacteria could predict response to biologic drugs in IBD patients
 
Analysis of a patient's gut microbiome - the microbial population of the gastrointestinal tract - may be able to predict the likelihood of successful treatment for inflammatory bowel disease with biologic drugs that target immune system activity.
 
   Scientists identify gene linked to incurable bowel disordersScientists identify gene linked to incurable bowel disorders
 
A key gene that helps to explain an underlying cause of incurable bowel disorders such as Crohn's disease has been identified by scientists.
 
   Microbes can manipulate molecular machinery of host cells to influence healthMicrobes can manipulate molecular machinery of host cells to influence health
 
All animals -- from sea sponges to modern-day humans -- evolved in a world already teeming with microbes. These single-celled microorganisms now cover practically every surface of our bodies and are as much a part of our biology as our own tissues and organs.
 
 Study highlights need to improve calcium and vitamin D intake in pediatric IBD patients
 
Study highlights need to improve calcium and vitamin D intake in pediatric IBD patientsA new study highlights that children suffering from inflammatory bowel disease are not meeting the daily recommended intake of calcium and vitamin D. The research, conducted at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, identified that only 26.6% and 21.3% of paediatric IBD patients were achieving the current recommended intake for calcium and vitamin D respectively.
 
 
 Low FODMAP Diet
 
Low FODMAP DietIrritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has been receiving a lot of attention, especially from dietary specialists. One component of food which has been found to aggravate IBS symptoms turns out to be FODMAPs (which stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols).