Gastroenterology

Gut Feeling

Scientists at the University of Reading in Great Britain have found that turmeric

significantly decreased the prevalence of IBS in study participants.

Another study out of the Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences in India showed that turmeric was able to improve gastrointestinal disorders in laboratory rats.

All researchers agree that more studies are needed to further establish these results.

Here at home, the symptoms of IBS are typically managed using medicine and lifestyle changes that tend to involve an improvement in diet. The professionals at Advanced Gastroenterology & Surgery Associates explain how they approach the treatment of IBS.

Crush Colorectal Cancer

A study by the American Cancer Society found that 3 in 10 colorectal cancer diagnoses are now in patients younger than age 55. Their findings appeared in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

The study raises the question whether there should be a change in guidelines to begin screening at a younger age.

We spoke with the specialists at  Advanced Gastroenterology and Surgery Associates to find out how early detection can make a difference.