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POSTED ON 10/08/2014
It's October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when everything seems to turn pink. But we are gastroenterologists, so what is the link?Both breast and colorectal cancers have a risk factor in common - obesity, and that is not all; having a sedentary lifestyle a...
POSTED ON 09/11/2014
Many patients are placing themselves on a gluten free diet even though there is no evidence of gluten intolerance. This group has been called “non-celiac gluten sensitivity” but many gastroenterologists doubt its existence. Most of their symptoms are not replicated on double-blind food challe...
POSTED ON 09/11/2014
A new stool DNA test that also incorporates stool hemoglobin testing and DNA methylation was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in August 2014. The new test seems to detect colorectal cancer in 92.3 percent of patients. There are however false positive tests in 10 percent of individu...
POSTED ON 09/11/2014
A diet low in fermentable oligo-, di-, and monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAPs) has been recommended in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In a recent randomized trial, 30 patients with IBS and 8 healthy controls were assigned to 21 days of either a diet low in FODMAPs or a moderate F...
POSTED ON 09/11/2014
Some guidelines have suggested that screening for colon cancer should stop after 75 years or 85 years at the latest. However recently, older adults who have never been screened for CRC (23 percent of US elderly individuals), one-time screening appears to be cost-effective up to age 86 years based...
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