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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    • Bile Acids: Cell Host and Microbe. (2020). “Dysbiosis-Induced Secondary Bile Acid Deficiency Promotes Intestinal Inflammation.”

    • Probiotics: PLoS ONE. (2020). “Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation and Probiotic VSL#3 for Active Ulcerative Colitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.”

    • Probiotics: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America. (2017). “Probiotics in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.”

    • Fecal Transplants: JAMA. (2016). “Manipulating the Microbiome With Fecal Transplantation to Treat Ulcerative Colitis.”

    • Gut Microbiome, Cause or Effect: Pathogens. (2019). “Alteration of Gut Microbiota in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Cause or Consequence? IBD Treatment Targeting the Gut Microbiome.”

    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.