Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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October 13th, 2015

C-Section Delivery Not a Risk Factor for IBD

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Cesarean section, also known as C-section,  versus vaginal delivery has been explored as a risk factor for developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). During birth, bacteria from the mother and the surrounding environment colonize the infant’s gut, and during C-section delivery this direct contact is absent. Dr. Sunanda Kane, M.D., discusses the most recent findings published in Gastroenterology, which suggest […]

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Tags: cesarean section, gut microbiomes, IBD, Sunanda Kane


May 15th, 2014

The Connection Between the Microbiome and IBD

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Purna Kashyap, MBBS, discusses more about how the microbiome influences an individual’s health as a whole after his interview on NPR. What is the connection between the microbiome and inflammatory bowel disease? Dr. Kashyap explains that, “Inflammatory bowel disease has been associated with alterations in both composition and function of the gut bacteria suggesting that gut microbes […]

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Tags: gut bacteria, gut microbiomes, Healthy Microbiome, IBD, individualized medicine, NPR, Purna Kashyap


February 12th, 2014

The Effects of Short-Term Diet Changes on Gut Microbiome

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Purna Kashyap, M.D., discusses a recent study published in Nature that focuses on how short-term diet changes may influence what gut microbes are present. Long-term diet patterns can influence an individual’s gut microbiome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkdSsRrc3Fo The study focuses on short-term diet changes of either a plant-based diet or animal-based diet. The results found a shift of […]

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Tags: gut microbiomes, Nature, Purna Kashyap


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