IBS is a gastrointestinal disorder that affects 7 – 16 percent of the U.S. population, adding somewhere between $950 million to $1.35 billion annually to the nation’s healthcare bill.
Colon cancer is one of the top killers in the US, expected to cause about 49,700 deaths nationwide in 2015. Recent research presented at the 2015 Experimental Biology Conference in Boston, MA, shows that eating dried plums may help to decrease the risk of colon cancer.
Based on the production of health-promoting short-chain fatty acids, a vegan, vegetarian or Mediterranean diet is best for health, according to the results of a new study published in the journal Gut.
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden may have discovered one of the keys to understanding how the body develops acute pancreatitis. The results offer hope for the development of drugs that specifically target the disease.
Among overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes, daily injection of the diabetes drug liraglutide with a modified insulin pen device, in addition to diet and exercise, resulted in greater weight loss over 56 weeks compared with placebo, according to a study in the August 18 issue of JAMA. Obesity is a chronic disease […]