girlie jones (girliejones) wrote,
girlie jones

Crohn's Disease Research

Article thanks to looneymoth that looks very interesting, and if proves true, I shall owe Scott Westerfeld an apology for remarks in my review of Peeps (Luckily for me, the jury is still out!)

Researchers believe the lack of a specific bacterium in the gut may be a cause of Crohn's disease.

A shortage of naturally-occurring bacteria is thought to trigger the inflammatory gastrointestinal disorder by over-stimulating the immune system.


The researchers said that if ongoing animal trials prove successful, human patients could benefit from a probiotic treatment with F. prausnitzii.

Tags: crohn's disease
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