Consuming 2 to 3 cups of homemade yogurt daily led to a remission of IBS in 89% of participants in a study at two medical centers in eastern Kentucky presented at the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017. Although some study designs were noted, the experiment showed promise. See the review on Medscape here.
The contribution of environmental factors, diet, and related issues like the status of the microbiome once again come into focus in a recent medical article. A Canadian study in The American Journal of Gastroenterology linked living in a rural area with a lower risk of inflammatory bowel disease. The protective effect was particularly strong among
It was bound to happen — a gene that confers resistance to a last-resort antibiotic has been detected in the U.S. But who is to blame? “It’s hard to imagine worse news for public health in the United States,” commented Lance Price, PhD, of George Washington University in Washington, DC. Read the news article here.