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It is well accepted that the health of your gut can affect the overall health of your body, including your brain. The microbes (bacteria and other micro-organisms) in your digestive system exist in a delicate balance. By eating a diverse range of foods, including fresh vegetables and fruit, whole grains and fermented foods, we can […] Read more...

Issue 3, 2022


It is known that alcohol increases the risk of certain cancers, including bowel cancer. In this issue we discuss the effect of excessive alcohol on our digestive system. We also share Dr Bassily's...

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Issue 2, 2022


May is Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month so we discuss the symptoms of these inflammatory bowel conditions, how they are diagnosed and managed. We also provide a 'Looking after your bowels'...

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Issue 1, 2022


In this issue, we highlight a recent study that showed that an increase in dietary vitamin D may reduce bowel cancer risk in people under 50 years. We also discuss recent guidelines for proton pump...

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Issue 1, 2022


We discuss a recently published prospective cohort study that investigated whether vitamin D can help protect against young-onset bowel cancer and we also provide a summary of the updated American...

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Issue 4, 2021


In this issue, we highlight that bowel cancer is no longer an older person's disease. Incidence rates of bowel cancer are increasing in younger people, and we discuss possible reasons why. We also...

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Issue 4, 2021


We discuss the increasing incidence rates of bowel cancer in younger people, and the potential risk factors. We also look at a recently published retrospective study looking at statins as a potential...

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Issue 3, 2021


It's Crohns and Colitis Awareness Month, and Dr Kashkooli discusses the usefulness of the faecal calprotectin test as a diagnostic and screening test in IBD. ...

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Issue 3, 2021


In this issue, we discuss the importance of feeding your gut microbiota, the difference between prebiotics and probiotics, and we mention a recent change to the recommended age for bowel cancer...

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