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Ulcerative Colitis

UC and Gut Bacteria: Could Missing Microbes Hold the Key?

New research suggests the cause—and possibly cure—for ulcerative colitis can be found in your gut microbiome.

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    Jeanine Barone

    Jeanine Barone

    Jeanine Barone is a scientist and journalist with an eclectic background. She’s a nutritionist and exercise physiologist who regularly writes about travel, health, fitness, and food for numerous top-tier publications. Jeanine enjoys active travel, especially long-distance cycling and cross-country skiing.