Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an ongoing or chronic health problem that causes inflammation and swelling in the digestive tract. The irritation causes bleeding sores called ulcers to form along the digestive tract. This in turn can cause crampy, abdominal pain and severe bloody diarrhea.
What is Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic condition that affects the large intestines, particularly the colon. It is classified as one of the two inflammatory bowel diseases along with Crohn’s disease.

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Latest Inflammatory Bowel Disease News and Research

AGA publishes white paper on the future of IBD care in the United States

AGA publishes white paper on the future of IBD care in the United States

Study links ultra-processed foods to gut health risks

Study links ultra-processed foods to gut health risks

Decoding the genetic links between diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and IBD

Decoding the genetic links between diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and IBD

Microplastics detected in all human placenta samples

Microplastics detected in all human placenta samples

Unlocking sulfasalazine's mechanism of action in IBD-SpA patients

Unlocking sulfasalazine's mechanism of action in IBD-SpA patients

Ultra-processed foods: A growing threat to public health

Ultra-processed foods: A growing threat to public health

Missing gut microbes after antibiotics and a high-fat diet may be to blame for sugar-free candy and gum giving you gas

Missing gut microbes after antibiotics and a high-fat diet may be to blame for sugar-free candy and gum giving you gas

Associations between ultra-processed food consumption and phthalate exposures in pregnant women

Associations between ultra-processed food consumption and phthalate exposures in pregnant women

New tool can help researchers to better understand the metabolism of microorganisms

New tool can help researchers to better understand the metabolism of microorganisms

Personalized medicine offers hope for millions with inflammatory bowel disease

Personalized medicine offers hope for millions with inflammatory bowel disease

High-quality early diet linked to lower IBD risk in children

High-quality early diet linked to lower IBD risk in children

Comparing perioperative differences: Sleeve gastrectomy vs. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Comparing perioperative differences: Sleeve gastrectomy vs. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Study shows nuanced pregnancy outcomes for pregnant individuals with autoimmune disease

Study shows nuanced pregnancy outcomes for pregnant individuals with autoimmune disease

High dietary intake of fish and vegetables in infancy may protect against IBD

High dietary intake of fish and vegetables in infancy may protect against IBD

High diet quality in early life associated with reduced risk of IBD

High diet quality in early life associated with reduced risk of IBD

New study recommends 2000 IU daily vitamin D supplementation

New study recommends 2000 IU daily vitamin D supplementation

Is inflammatory bowel disease causing your erectile dysfunction?

Is inflammatory bowel disease causing your erectile dysfunction?

Interventions for mood show promise for the management of IBD in improving mental health, inflammation and disease outcomes

Interventions for mood show promise for the management of IBD in improving mental health, inflammation and disease outcomes

Mood boosters reduce inflammation in IBD by 18%, study finds

Mood boosters reduce inflammation in IBD by 18%, study finds

Migraine linked to increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease in new study

Migraine linked to increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease in new study