Study: Crohn's Disease and microbiome

Unlocking the metabolic secrets of the microbiome

The number of bacterial cells living in and on our bodies outnumbers our own cells ten to one. But the identity of all those bugs and just what exactly our relationship to all of them really is remains rather fuzzy. Now, researchers reporting in the May issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, have new evidence showing the metabolic impact of all those microbes in mice, and on their colons in particular.

“Dietary factors known as prebiotics promote the growth of certain bacteria at the expense of others and have implications for human health and disease,” they wrote. “As our diets have shifted away from fiber and other complex carbohydrates toward processed, simple carbohydrates, the incidences of colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease have increased. It is possible that increasing butyrate levels in the lumen and in colonocytes could help reverse this trend. In fact, butyrate enema therapy has been shown to ameliorate the inflammation associated with colitis in mouse models and in human clinical trials.” Read more here


Public release date: 3-May-2011
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The information provided for Crohn’s disease has not been approved by the FDA and is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician. This article is not recommending changing any treatment or medication you are taking without consulting with your personal physician or qualified health care practitioner. Before implementing any suggestions seen here please consult with your physician or qualified health care practitioner

About Karen Langston

Dubbed the Poop Queen by the thousands of students Karen Langston is an Internationally recognized Certified Holistic Nutritionist specializing in Nutrition Education, training and development for Network Marketing Professionals to Health Coaches the keys to unlocking better health and increased energy for their clients by understanding how digestion, detoxification, vitamins and minerals work in the body and the importance of having a good poop.


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