Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have shown a high fat diet may lead to specific changes in gut bacteria that could fight harmful inflammation -- a major discovery for patients suffering from Crohn's disease. Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel syndrome, causes debilitating intestinal swelling, cramping, and diarrhea. The disease affects half a million people in the United States, but its cause is yet unclear.
- Digestive Disease Week
- NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Silvio O. Conte Cleveland Digestive Diseases Research Core Center