GastrointestinalInfo Center

Pine Tree Bark is as Big as its Bite
As many as 35 million adults in the U.S. may suffer with metabolic syndrome-- a group of risk factors including high blood pressure, obesity and high blood glucose levels.
Teeth Eater
Researchers have discovered a new type of bacteria associated with severe cavities in early childhood.
Help is Here, but You Aren't Eligible
Lack of health insurance coverage may affect hepatitis C patients' access to current antiviral treatments, according to a new study.
Proactive Against Ulcers with Probiotics
Spanish researchers have identified a strain of probiotic bacteria that may be helpful in treating ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).
Oral Food Challenge: It's Not a New Reality Series
Many children are avoiding potentially nutritious food unnecessarily based on incomplete information about possible food allergies, according to a new study from National Jewish Health.
Repairing Leaky Guts
Researchers suggest bovine colostrum can reduce gut permeability known as leaky gut syndrome, a condition in which an abnormally-permeable gut wall allows toxins to leak through.
This Bread Rises to the Occasion
Most Americans do not get sufficient amounts of vitamin D, putting them at risk for a number of conditions. New research shows bread made with high vitamin-D yeast could help solve this problem.
Into the Wormhole
A man with ulcerative colitis swallowed worm eggs. Researchers took the opportunity to investigate how worms can promote healing in the intestine.
Cutting Out those Gut Feelings
According to results from two recent clinical trials, the antibiotic rifaximin offers substantial relief from symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Backsides and Rear Ends
Australian researchers have discovered a genetic link between a certain type of spinal arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.