Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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October 28, 2015

‘Creeping Fat’ May Contribute to IBD

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

According to new research data, published in Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, intra-abdominal fat cells may play a role in the pathophysiology of inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. David Bruining, M.D., explains the study. Fat accumulation surrounding the inflamed intestine, (also known as ‘creeping fat’ or mesenteric fat), during Crohn’s disease represents a hallmark of the disease. In […]

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Tags: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology, creeping fat, Crohn's disease, David Bruining, IBD, Substance P, ulcerative colitis


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