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Breastfeeding lowers, NICU raises risk of EoE in genetically susceptible kids

October 11, 2017

Environmental exposures in early life, including breastfeeding and NICU admission, appeared to impact the risk for developing eosinophilic esophagitis by interacting with particular gene variants, according to new research.

“With replication, these results suggest the potential for modifying risk of developing disease in genetically-susceptible individuals,” Elizabeth T. Jensen, MPH, PhD, of the Wake Forest School of Medicine, told Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease.

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GI nutrition conference highlights latest in diet therapies, microbiome, telemedicine

October 10, 2017
Last month, dieticians, gastroenterologists, and other health care providers from across the world gathered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for a 3-day program focused on the…

Visbiome probiotic approved for IBS in Canada

September 28, 2017
Health Canada has approved the probiotic Visbiome as a Natural Health Product for treating symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome in adults and children aged older than 5…
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IBgard peppermint oil capsules effective in IBS-M

September 26, 2017
IBgard peppermint oil capsules effectively reduced symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome patients with mixed diarrhea and constipation, according to a subgroup analysis…
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