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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center Develops New Procedure to Alleviate Common Side Effects for Gastric Bypass Patients

NEW YORK - Gastric bypass surgery has become an increasingly popular treatment option for the some 30 percent of Americans struggling ...

Scientists create food additive that will make you feel fuller

A food-additive designed to make people feel fuller has been tested by UK and Australian clinicians in London, and shown to be ...

Acid reflux disease: Obama has it, and probably Santa does, too

Tips on how to avoid holiday heartburn from a Loyola gastroenterologist ... Full story

More than just a change in diet: the challenge of Coeliac Disease for parents and how to survive it

From birthday parties to our daily breakfast, food plays a central role in our friendships and family lives. As we are inundated with Christmas markets and high definition adverts for festive foodstuffs, it is can be difficult and stressful for children managing Coeliac Disease, and their families. ... Full story

In a healthy gut, microbes wax and wane throughout the day

Salk researchers find that metabolic disease and obesity may be caused, in part, by abnormal behavior of certain gut bacteria ... Full story

Celiac Disease Does Not Increase Clinical Consultations for Fertility Problems

Bethesda, MD — Women with celiac disease present with fertility problems no more often than women in the general population, according to a new study in Gastroenterology1, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. ... Full story

Proton Pump Inhibitors Decrease Diversity in Gut Microbiome, Increase Risk for Complications

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Before reaching for that daily antacid, you might consider what it’s doing to the trillions of bugs living in your gut. A new Mayo Clinic study in the open access journal Microbiome shows that people who regularly take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have less diversity among their gut bacteria, putting them at increased risk for infections like clostridium difficile and pneumonia, in addition to vitamin deficiencies and bone fractures. ... Full story

Vegetable Oil Ingredient Key to Destroying Gastric Disease Bacteria

In mice, therapeutic nanoparticles dampen H. pylori bacteria and inflammation that lead to ulcers and gastric cancer ... Full story

Host sequesters zinc to control stomach bug

Helicobacter pylori colonization of the stomach causes chronic inflammation and is a major risk factor for gastric cancer. H. pylori strains that produce the cag secretion system, which translocates the cancer-causing CagA protein into cells, are associated with increased inflammation and cancer risk. ... Full story

Update on New Treatments for Liver Diseases

Bethesda, MD — Cirrhosis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are two serious liver conditions with limited pharmacological treatments. The December issues of AGA’s journals — Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Gastroenterology — highlight important updates into treatments for these two debilitating diseases. ... Full story

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