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Harvard physician envisions future uses for probiotics

Digestive Health SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2014

Future research may show a role for probiotics in preventing obesity and allergies and treating autism symptoms, said Dr. Allan Walker of Harvard Medical School. He said while the scientific evidence is not yet sufficient to support probiotics for these conditions, researchers do know that gut bacteria are very important for health and may almost function as another organ system. LiveScience.com (07/18)


Antibody treatment for advanced celiac disease

Digestive Health SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2014

High-carb diet could raise CRC risk, research suggests

Digestive Health SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

Gallstone disease: Are you at risk?

Digestive Health SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

Healthy lifestyle may have positive effect on cognition

Digestive Health SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

WHO: Number of obese children may reach 70M by 2025

Digestive Health SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2014

Probiotics may offer protection against hypertension, study finds

Digestive Health SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

Fecal lactoferrin may help distinguish IBS from IBD

Digestive Health SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

The power of connecting with others with UC

Digestive Health SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

Obesity: Do you know your GI risks?

Digestive Health SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2014


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