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Protein That Absorbs Lipids may Provide Future Weight-loss Strategies

...eletal muscle tissue. Dr. Abumrad says that the intestine makes large amounts of CD36, and that it is import...n its absence, lower, more distal, sections of the intestine compensate and absorb the fat. "We think of the intestine as a single organ, but it's really made...

Olive-pomace Oil Compound Inhibits HIV Spread

...rotozoa Cryptosporidium - a parasite causing small intestine infection and diarrhoea - and by HIV. The University of Granada has already registered almost ten other patents related to this compound's properties. Maslinic acid is also a very active compound in opportunistic parasitic infections seriously affe...

Animal Research Uncovers Another Mechanism of Cholesterol Lowering Drug

...ght that the drug works by preventing cells in the intestine from absorbing cholesterol. The new research sugge...he blood by inhibiting NPC1L1 function in both the intestine and liver, said Liqing Yu, M.D., Ph.D., senior researcher and an assistant professor of pathology, S...

Researchers Identify New Risk Marker for Obese Children

...clusively in a type of cholesterol produced in the intestine called chylomicrons, may be a foil for LDL cholesterol as an indicator that doctors should look for when estimating a patient's risk of developing CVD. "We are not measuring the right things and not understanding all the processes that cause CVD," ...

Intake of Potatoes Boosts the Immune System

... starch - starch that is not digested in the small intestine and so is shunted into the large intestine where it ferments. Starch consumption is thought to reduce the risk of large bowel cancer and may...

Research Finds No Link Found Between Autism and Celiac Disease

... anti-endomysial antibodies. Biopsies of the small intestine were offered to children who tested positive for either antibody to confirm the diagnosis. Each group contained 18 boys and 16 girls between the ages of four and 16. The study found autistic children were no more likely than children without autism...

New Health DrinkCoffee

...on (and thus cutting exposure of the lining of the intestine to potential carcinogens in food), and via other mechanisms as well. People who drank four to six cups of coffee a day had a 28 percent reduced risk compared with people who drank two or fewer. Norwegian researchers found that women who drank one ...

Smoking Influences Crohn's Disease

...ut why smoking would affect different parts of the intestine in different ways. Fundamental differences in small and large bowel physiology may explain the differences in location of Crohns disease in smokers, says Aldhous. The effects of smoking should be further investigated, to understand why smoking has a ...

Aspirin a Day Can Keep Colon Cancer Away

...out 80 percent of bowel cancers occur in the large intestine and 20 percent in the rectum, with anal cancer being rare. An Oxford University study showed that taking one 300 mg tablet a day for more than five years reduced the incidence of the disease, reported the online edition of Daily Mail. Millions of...

Ulcerative Colitis Disrupts Many Aspects of Daily Life: Survey

...autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the intestine and can lead to symptoms such as severe abdominal pain and cramping, uncontrollable bloody diarrhea several times a day, fatigue and weight loss. It is typically first diagnosed in people between the ages of 15 to 30 and is estimated to affect nearly...

Research Throws Light on Adaptation of E.coli to Changing Conditions

... of the stomach and modest alkalinity in the small intestine during colonization of a new host. With modern sewage handling (or mishandling), the bacteria may also experience exposure to the ocean, with a pH near 8.0, before infecting a new host. To assess how E. coli might adapt to different environmental c...

The Risk of Colorectal Tumor is Not Reduced With Folic Acid Supplements

...story of colorectal adenomas but no previous large intestine cancerous tumor. Participants were randomly assi...ecrease the risk of adenoma formation in the large intestine among individuals with previously removed adenomas. The evidence for an increased risk of adenomas i...

Sunstroke Claims Fourteen More Lives in Delhi

... 30 to 40 percent rise in the cases of stomach and intestine related problems....

Radical Gastric Bypass Surgery Heightens the Effects of Alcohol

...stomach and adds a bypass around part of the small intestine -- is the most effective treatment for morbid obesity. It is also one of the most common obesity operation performed in the United States with about 177,600 people undergoing the procedure last year. Federal guidelines say a person should be at lea...

Smoking Influences Crohn's Disease

...ut why smoking would affect different parts of the intestine in different ways. “Fundamental differences in small and large bowel physiology may explain the differences in location of Crohn’s disease in smokers,” says Aldhous. “The effects of smoking should be further investigated, to understand why smoking ha...

New Health Drink—Coffe

...on (and thus cutting exposure of the lining of the intestine to potential carcinogens in food), and via other mechanisms as well. People who drank four to six cups of coffee a day had a 28 percent reduced risk compared with people who drank two or fewer. Norwegian researchers found that women who drank one ...

Research Finds No Link Found Between Autism and Celiac Disease

... anti-endomysial antibodies. Biopsies of the small intestine were offered to children who tested positive for either antibody to confirm the diagnosis. Each group contained 18 boys and 16 girls between the ages of four and 16. The study found autistic children were no more likely than children without autism...

Simple System Accurately Predicts Weight-loss Surgery Risk

...a large portion of the stomach and reattaching the intestine to the smaller remaining portion. Because of their decreased stomach capacity, patients are unable to eat as much food and feel sated much faster. "This represents the first validated scoring system for assessing risk for patients considering baria...

New York Doctors Remove Gallbladder Through Vagina

...e rectum to cut through the wall of the stomach or intestine to reach the gallbladder or other organs. But firs...ques to make sure that the cuts in the stomach and intestine can be sealed completely after the operation so that they do not leak into the abdomen, which could ...

Massive Recall of Magnetic Toys in US

...tine, causing holes, blockage and infection in the intestine or blood poisoning. All of which can lead to death. The CPSC says it is working with manufacturers, the toy industry and other stakeholders to protect children from the dangers of magnets. New voluntary standards requirements were approved on March...

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