Fiber, Genes and The Gut Microbiome: Study Reveals Possible Triggers for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

March 20, 2024


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5-15 mins
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Presented by Health Lab

Abdominal pain, diarrhea, and weight loss – these and the other symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be disruptive and debilitating. And while scientists have figured out that IBD has a genetic component, not everyone with a family history develops the disease. A new U-M study finds a complex interplay between diet, genes, and the gut microbiota that could explain why IBD develops.

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