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Gut microbiome and diet quality

Published on: 7 Aug, 2019
New studies have shown that a high quality diet may help increase beneficial bacteria in the gut, while a low quality diet can increase the number of harmful bacteria.
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Hemorrhoids: What to know

Published on: 7 Jul, 2019
Hemorrhoids are swollen and irritated veins around the rectum and the anus that can cause pain and make everyday activities uncomfortable or challenging. Hemorrhoids sometimes last only a few days, but in some people they can reoccur on a regular basis. Some people may need medications or medical procedures to help shrink their hemorrhoids and to manage discomfort. 

Heartburn: 10 simple remedies

Published on: 11 Jun, 2019
Heartburn is a medical condition in which the contents of the stomach move backward and upward into the esophagus. This can cause a burning pain in the chest, often felt just behind the breastbone. Most people are able to manage the symptoms of heartburn with over-the-counter medication and by making some simple lifestyle modifications.

Limiting red meat consumption may reduce your risk of colon cancer

Published on: 29 Apr, 2019
A new study indicates that moderate consumption of processed and red meats is associated with an increased risk of developing colo-rectal cancer. 

Unnecessarily cutting out gluten can be risky

Published on: 1 Apr, 2019
While following a gluten free diet is medically necessary for those who have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, cutting out gluten may pose notable heath risks for those individuals who are not medically required to do so. 
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How high-fat diets fuel colorectal cancer growth

Published on: 24 Feb, 2019
New research suggests that a high-fat diet can alter the balance of bile acids in the intestines, triggering a hormone signal that can allow potentially cancerous cells to thrive. This can result in accelerated colorectal cancer growth and may help explain why colon cancer is becoming more common in younger individuals. Find more details here.

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