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8 highlights in GI: Alzheimer’s, exercise, obesity and autism

June 23, 2017

June has proven to be a month of hot topics in gastroenterology news, with significant advances in therapeutics, disease prevention and the microbiome. The latest studies brought a renewed focus on how the gastrointestinal tract affects everything from metabolism to the brain and how outside factors such as exercise can impact GI symptoms.

To keep you on top of the latest developments in the field, the editors of Healio Gastroenterology have compiled a list of our 8 most popular stories this month.

In the Journals

Prebiotic fiber supplement reduces body fat in overweight children by altering gut microbiome

June 8, 2017
Overweight and obese children had significant reductions in body fat after taking a prebiotic fiber supplement in a randomized controlled trial. The study is the first…
Meeting News

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria abundant in produce

June 8, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — According to the CDC, at least two million people are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year in the United States, and 23,000 patients…
In the Journals

AAP: Fruit juice should not be given to children younger than 1 year

May 22, 2017
Due to its high sugar and calorie content, in addition to its lack of protein and fiber, fruit juice should not be given to infants younger than 1 year, according to a
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HCV Updates and Case Challenges for the Rapidly Changing Landscape

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

In the past few years, significant progress has been made in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV). Highly…
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Chapter 54: Gastrointestinal Bleeding and a Purpuric Rash

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8 highlights in GI: Alzheimer’s, exercise, obesity and autism

June 23, 2017
June has proven to be a month of hot topics in gastroenterology news, with significant advances in therapeutics, disease prevention and the…

In the Journals

Prebiotic fiber supplement reduces body fat in overweight children by altering gut microbiome

June 8, 2017
Overweight and obese children had significant reductions in body fat after taking a prebiotic fiber supplement in a randomized controlled trial. The…

Meeting News

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria abundant in produce

June 8, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — According to the CDC, at least two million people are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year in the United States…

In the Journals

AAP: Fruit juice should not be given to children younger than 1 year

May 22, 2017
Due to its high sugar and calorie content, in addition to its lack of protein and fiber, fruit juice should not be given to infants younger than 1

Meeting News

Gluten-free products often have poorer nutritional content

May 18, 2017
Gluten-free products have significantly different nutritional composition than their counterparts that contain gluten, which could especially impact…

In the Journals

Nearly 1 billion people lacking vitamin D

May 15, 2017
Almost 1 billion people worldwide may have deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D, due to chronic disease, use of sunscreen, inadequate…

Meeting News

Enzyme tablet may protect gluten-sensitive patients from exposure

May 7, 2017
CHICAGO — The enzyme known as aspergillus niger-derived prolyl endoprotease, or AN-PEP, shows promise for protecting gluten-sensitive patients…

In the Journals

Researchers question quality of data supporting low FODMAP diet in IBS

April 27, 2017
Randomized controlled trials of the low FODMAP diet for irritable bowel syndrome carry a high risk for bias and have insufficient follow-up, and the…

In the Journals

High-quality diet linked to lower CRC risk across racial, ethnic groups

April 26, 2017
Researchers associated high-quality dietary patterns defined by four different diet quality indexes with a reduced risk for colorectal cancer across…

In the Journals

Oats appear safe for patients with celiac disease

April 20, 2017
Adding oats to increase the nutritional value of a gluten-free diet does not appear to affect symptoms, histology, immunity or serologic features of…

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