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2011-01-04 13:10:00

Clues about how the human gut helps regulate our appetite have come from a most unusual source "“ fruit fly feces. Scientists at the University of Cambridge are using the fruit fly to help understand aspects of human metabolism, including why pregnant women suffer from bloating and constipation, and even the link between a low calorie diet and longevity. Although scientists have known for some time that there are as many as 500 million nerve cells in our gut, the sheer complexity that...

2010-12-21 00:01:46

Each year, the holidays present a bit of a conundrum. Everybody likes to look their best for parties and gatherings, yet at the same time, they are surrounded by more food and drink than any other time of year. Beltsville, MD (Vocus) December 20, 2010 Each year, the holidays present a bit of a conundrum. Everybody likes to look their best for parties and gatherings, yet at the same time, they are surrounded by more food and drink than any other time of year. Christmas especially is a heavy...

2010-12-20 08:12:37

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ It's reassuring to know that while eating that hearty Christmas dinner and drinking a glass of wine, digestion will be slowed, but there will be no symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, belching, and bloating, according to this study. In order to determine the effects of alcohol on the digestive system when rich meals are consumed, investigators at the University Hospital of Zurich, led by Dr Mark Fox now at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, studied 20...

2010-12-15 14:32:58

Research: Effect on gastric function and symptoms of drinking wine, black tea, or schnapps with a Swiss cheese fondue: Randomized controlled crossover trial People can be reassured that while alcohol may slow down digestion after a rich calorific meal, enjoyed by many during the Christmas season, it will not cause indigestion symptoms such as heartburn, belching and bloating, finds research in the Christmas issue published on bmj.com today. In order to determine the effects of alcohol on the...

2010-12-10 00:00:38

Not Easily Identifiable, Many People Suffering from IBS Simply Don't Know Beltsville, MD (Vocus) December 8, 2010 In today's world of quick fixes and fad diets, successfully treating a chronic condition has become significantly more difficult. Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects between 15 and 20 percent of all adults in the Western world. However, IBS is difficult to identify due to the numerous symptoms associated with it. Almost 40 percent of IBS sufferers report symptoms severe and...

2010-10-28 02:00:00

LEEDS, West Yorkshire, England, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- It is estimated that up to 12 million people are living with food intolerance and spending on average up to 350 pounds Sterling on wasted remedies and pills trying to relieve the symptoms before they discover the cause. By using a convenient home test kit and service such as the YorkTest, sufferers can put a stop to their food intolerance once and for all. YorkTest Laboratories is Europe's leading food allergy testing company and...

2010-10-18 16:20:21

Low-fructose diet is an effective treatment Fructose intolerance, or fructose malabsorption, is common in children with recurrent or functional abdominal pain, but the condition can be effectively managed with a low"fructose diet, according to the results of a new study unveiled today at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 75th Annual Scientific meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The study, "Fructose Intolerance/Malabsorption and Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children,"...

2010-10-12 01:58:00

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, October 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Albireo today announced positive top-line results from a Phase IIb study in chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) assessing efficacy and safety of three different dose levels (5, 10 and 15 mg orally once a day) of the investigational drug A3309 during an eight week trial. Analyses of the data show clinically meaningful and statistically significant improvement for patients treated with A3309 compared to placebo-treated patients. A3309...

2010-09-21 05:00:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The popular nutraceutical health supplement, Oxy-Powder® has passed clinical trials for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) with a 99.9 percent success rate. According to the NIH, approximately 20% of Americans suffer from the symptoms of IBS, which qualifies it as one of the most common medical problems in the United States. Due to the amorphous nature of the condition, it has proven exceptionally difficult to treat. Human Clinical Trials...

2010-08-16 08:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data show that VSL#3, a high-potency probiotic medical food, provides effective dietary management of children affected with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Until recently, little has been done to understand the role of probiotics in the dietary management of children with IBS. Now, data is available showing VSL#3 as an option for children suffering from this disorder. These data were published in the July issue of the Journal...