Does Fiber Make IBD Worse?

Eat more fiber — patients with irritable bowel disease (IBD) hear it all the time from well-meaning experts. But what if that advice is wrong, or even harmful? According to a new study in Gastroenterology, certain types of fiber can cause inflammation in people with IBD, actually making symptoms worse.Read

Which Diet Is Best for IBS?

Three popular IBS diets went head-to-head in a recent British study from Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology — low-FODMAP (LFD), gluten-free (GFD), and traditional dietary advice (TDA). Researchers were surprised to discover that all three eating plans reduced symptoms by roughly 50% among subjects suffering from non-constipated irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Read

Inflammasomes Linked to Obesity-related Colon Cancer

Inflammasomes and colon cancer

Dysregulation of inflammasomes could be a significant factor in the development of obesity-associated colon cancer, according to new research presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (held online, 10-13 May). When this part of the innate immune system, which provides the first line of defense against pathogens, is exposedRead