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  • New Compound Reverses Gut Inflammation – Acts Like a Master Reset Switch in the Intestines

    12/14/2022 11:13:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    Scitech Daily ^ | By SALK INSTITUTE - DECEMBER 14, 2022
    Salk Institute researchers have developed a new compound that acts like a master reset switch in the intestines. In a new study, the compound, called FexD, is found to prevent and reverse intestinal inflammation in mouse models of inflammatory bowel disease. New therapeutic has the potential to treat inflammatory bowel disease by targeting a molecule that keeps order in the intestines. Salk Institute scientists have developed a new drug that acts like a master reset switch in the gut. Called FexD, the compound has previously been found to burn fat, lower cholesterol, and ward off colorectal cancer in mice. Now,...
  • About half of patients with inflammatory bowel disease have zinc deficiency

    10/24/2022 9:54:46 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 27 replies
    Medical Xpress / HealthDay / Nutrients ^ | Oct. 21, 2022 | Roberta Zupo et al
    The prevalence of zinc deficiency is about 50 percent in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and is higher in patients with Crohn disease (CD) than those with ulcerative colitis (UC), according to a study. Roberta Zupo and colleagues conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine the prevalence of zinc deficiency in IBD. Nine articles met the inclusion criteria, which included 17 prevalence entries for CD and UC (nine and eight, respectively). The researchers found that across selected studies, the prevalence of zinc deficiency showed higher values in CD than in UC. In pooled analyses, the overall mean zinc deficiency prevalence...
  • Crohn’s Mystery Solved? Common Stomach Bug May Help Cause Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    10/07/2022 9:39:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    Intestine Crohn’s Disease A mystery surrounding Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease, may have been solved by a new study. This image depicts an intestine affected by Crohn’s disease. ========================================================= New research may have solved a mystery surrounding Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease where immune defenses meant to attack invading microbes mistakenly target the body’s own digestive tract instead. Norovirus is a common infection that causes vomiting and diarrhea. It is also one of several viruses and bacteria thought to trigger disease onset in people with Crohn’s disease, but the field does not know why....
  • Gay men are two times more likely to have inflammatory bowel disease, according to new research (🧐)

    09/15/2022 9:48:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 78 replies
    Medical Xpress / Case Western Reserve University / Gut ^ | Sept. 15, 2022 | Emad Mansoor et al
    Gay men are more than twice as likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) than heterosexual men when both populations engage in high-risk sexual activity. "To our knowledge, this is the first large population-based study that demonstrates a higher prevalence of IBD in men who engage in high-risk same-sex sexual activity," said Emad Mansoor. "Our study is expected to open a new field of research into gastrointestinal inflammatory conditions." "Studying the cause of IBD in this underrepresented patient population in comparison to other patient groups," said Fabio Cominelli, "will allow us to further investigate the cause of disease development in...
  • Consuming green vegetables, supplements suppresses inflammatory bowel disease (Chlorophyllin)

    The dietary supplement chlorophyllin alleviates inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, according to researchers. In addition, chlorophyllin significantly reduces mortality related to IBD, weight loss, diarrhea and hidden blood in the stool, intestinal epithelial damage and infiltration of inflammatory cells. Chronic gastrointestinal disorders such as IBD affect tens of millions of people living in the U.S. IBD has created a global health burden because of the rising cost of treating the condition. While the exact cause of IBD isn't fully understood, some contributing factors include stress and environmental, lifestyle, and dietary choices, such as high consumption...
  • Inflammatory bowel disease tied to spondyloarthritis

    07/27/2022 12:21:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 5 replies
    Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) more often have spondyloarthritis (SpA) before and after diagnosis of IBD, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Crohn's and Colitis. Sarita Shrestha, from Örebro University in Sweden, and colleagues compared the occurrence of SpA in a nationwide cohort study involving 39,203 patients diagnosed with IBD during 2006 to 2016 and 390,490 matched reference individuals from the general population. The researchers found that compared with reference individuals, IBD patients were more likely to have prevalent SpA at IBD diagnosis (2.5 versus 0.7 percent; odds ratio, 3.48). IBD patients also more often...
  • Scientists Warn That Triclosan – Found in Toothpaste and Toys – Triggers Harm to the Gut

    01/11/2022 10:23:31 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies ^ | January 11, 2022 | By UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
    Research by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an international team traces the toxic impact of a common consumer product on the gut microbiome and induces colitis. A new study conducted in mice demonstrates precisely how triclosan, an antimicrobial found in toothpaste, toys, and thousands of other products, can trigger gut inflammation. An international team of researchers led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Hong Kong Baptist University identified the bacteria, and even specific enzymes, that trigger triclosan’s harmful effects. Moreover, studies in mice suggest these bacterial enzymes...
  • People with IBD have more microplastics in their feces, study says (Possible cause?)

    12/28/2021 9:11:33 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 35 replies
    Microplastics—tiny pieces of plastic less than 5 mm in length –– are everywhere, from bottled water to food to air. According to recent estimates, people consume tens of thousands of these particles each year, with unknown health consequences. Now, researchers found that people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have more microplastics in their feces than healthy controls, suggesting that the fragments could be related to the disease process. The prevalence of IBD, which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, is rising globally. Characterized by chronic inflammation of the digestive tract, IBD can be triggered or made worse by diet and...
  • IBD/TIPP Poll Shows 22.7% Increase in Economic Optimism; Index Returns to Positive Territory for the First Time Since March

    10/07/2020 12:37:19 PM PDT · by Jeremiah2911 · 30 replies
    IBD/TIPP Poll ^ | October 06, 2020 | IBD Staff
    The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index, a leading national poll on consumer confidence, revealed dramatic increases in positive sentiment this month, rising from 45.0 to 55.2 (22.7%) overall. This brings the index back into positive territory for the first time in seven months. For the IBD/TIPP indexes, a reading below 50.0 indicates pessimism. “We’ve seen some interesting swings in consumer sentiment throughout the pandemic, but October revealed the biggest gains by far,” said Ed Carson, IBD's news editor. The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index has established a strong track record of foreshadowing the confidence indicators issued later each month by the University...
  • Biden Lead Over Trump Cut To 3 Points After Presidential Debate: IBD/TIPP Poll

    10/02/2020 10:31:54 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 51 replies
    IBD ^ | 10/02/2020 | IBD
    Joe Biden's lead over President Donald Trump has narrowed to 2.6 points among likely voters, a new IBD/TIPP 2020 election poll finds. Trump's rise comes despite registered voters seeing Biden as the winner of Tuesday's debate and coming across as more likable by double-digit margins.
  • Autoimmune Experiments Switch Immune Cells From Attacking The Body to Protecting It

    06/26/2020 6:09:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 1 replies ^ | 22 JUNE 2020 | PETER COCKERILL & DAVID C. WRAITH, THE CONVERSATION
    For most of us, the immune system works to protect us from bacteria, viruses, and other harmful pathogens. But for people with autoimmune conditions, the body's white blood cells instead perceive other cells and tissues in the body to be a threat and attacks them. While some immune disorders, like allergies, can sometimes be treated, autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS) remain incurable. Our research has shown that you can stop the immune system attacking the nerves – which is what happens in MS. We did this by giving the immune system ever-increasing doses of the same molecule that...
  • Joe Biden Keeps Grip On Democratic Race; President Trump Now Leads Warren, Sanders: IBD/TIPP Poll

    12/17/2019 6:25:36 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 25 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | December 16 | Terry Jones
    Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead the race for the Democratic nomination, the December IBD/TIPP Poll shows. Biden garnered 26% support, down slightly from 29% in November but the same reading as in October. And in head-to-head polls, only Biden among major Democratic candidates still leads President Trump, who moved ahead of Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, as the Dow Jones industrial average moved to record highs.
  • Blood pressure drug linked with increased risk of bowel condition

    07/05/2019 5:10:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 32 replies
    Science Daily ^ | July 3, 2019 | Imperial College London
    The new early-stage research finding comes from a team of scientists led by Imperial College London, who investigated the effectiveness and side effects of three common blood pressure medications: ACE-inhibitors, beta-blockers and calcium channel blockers. The most common treatments for high blood pressure are lifestyle changes and medications. By investigating versions of genes that mimic the effects of these drugs, the team were able to study the drugs' effectiveness -- and their potential side effects. The team, who included researchers from LMU Munich, then studied whether these gene variants -- which cause increased production of these proteins -- were linked...
  • Vanity: Sen. Kampala Harris with Anither Anonymous Accuser

    09/26/2018 9:50:04 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 98 replies
    BREAKING: Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee an anonymous and completely unsubstantiated accusation from a "Jane Doe" alleging Kavanaugh carried out a gang rape "in the back seat of a car." The letter omits place, date & alleged accomplices
  • Bill O’Reilly Reveals Megyn Kelly’s “Nickname” at Fox News. She’s NOT Happy.

    03/25/2017 4:55:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies ^ | March 24, 2017 | Angry Patriot
    (Angry Patriot) – During her tenure at Fox News, Megyn Kelly and Bill O’Reilly were constantly at each other’s throats — often over her selfish attitude and need to make everything about her. So, it makes perfect sense that O’Reilly revealed that her nickname was “Me-Again” Kelly, via Washington Feed. According to O’Reilly, it was “always about Megyn,” which is not hard to believe. All of the drama surrounding Kelly is coming out in the open after she tore up her contract with Fox News, with some months still remaining on it. Kelly was on a break from Fox News...
  • The Meals On Wheels Lie Keeps Rolling Along

    03/21/2017 6:41:13 PM PDT · by 198ml · 39 replies
    IBD ^ | 3/21/17 | IBD
    Let's start with a basic fact. Contrary to news reports last week, President Trump is not eliminating funding for Meals on Wheels. He's not even cutting it. How do we know this? Meals on Wheels says so. A statement issued by Meals on Wheels America on Thursday notes that 35% of the revenues at the 5,000 or so local Meals on Wheels programs come via the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program. Trump's budget outline says nothing about this program whatsoever.
  • Most accurate 2012 poll has Trump lead widening

    11/07/2016 8:04:09 PM PST · by cba123 · 8 replies
    KIRO ^ | November 7, 2016 | Debbie Lord, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
    A poll that was the most accurate in predicting the 2012 victory by Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, says Republican nominee Donald Trump is leading Democrat Hillary Clinton by 2.4 points nationally heading into the final 24 hours of the 2016 presidential election. (please see full article, at link)
  • Most accurate poll in last three elections predicts a Trump victory

    11/07/2016 11:28:51 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 59 replies
    KMOV ^ | Nov 07, 2016 2:13 PM | By Eric Sykes,
    ST. LOUIS, MO ( - If the poll that correctly predicted the outcome of the last three elections is correct this year, a victory for Donald Trump is imminent. The Investors Business Daily and TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence poll has been the most accurate poll in recent presidential elections, correctly predicting the 2004, 2008 and 2012 election. In the last IDP/TIPP Presidential Election Tracking Poll before the 2016 election, Donald Trump holds a 2 point lead over Hillary Clinton.
  • Trump Lead Widens To 2, T43 to C41, His Biggest Yet in IBD/TIPP Poll

    11/07/2016 2:49:20 AM PST · by FlyingFish · 85 replies
    IBD ^ | November 7, 2016 | IBD
    With one day to go, Donald Trump extended his lead over Hillary Clinton, 43% to 41%, according to the latest IBD/TIPP presidential tracking poll. That comes after a third bombshell from FBI Director James Comey, who announced Sunday he would not indict Clinton for her email scandal. Trump's two-point lead now matches his largest so far during the 20 days of polling. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson gets 6% of the vote, Green Party candidate Jill Stein just 2%. In a two-way matchup that excludes the two third-party candidates, however, Clinton still holds a 43% to 42% lead over Trump, with...
  • Trump Leads Clinton By 1 Point With 2 Days Left: IBD/TIPP Poll

    11/06/2016 3:00:11 AM PST · by FlyingFish · 13 replies
    IBD ^ | November 6, 2016 | IBD
    Donald Trump has moved into the lead over Hillary Clinton, 44% to 43% with two days left before Election Day, according to the latest IBD/TIPP presidential tracking poll. And the number of states in play is expanding. The GOP and Democratic nominees had been tied for the prior four days. Libertarian Party pick Gary Johnson is at 5% while the Green Party's Jill Stein is at 2%. The readings for all candidates are the same in the unrounded IBD/TIPP poll data. A day earlier, Clinton led by 0.5 point. In a head-to-head matchup excluding third-party candidates, Clinton is ahead by...