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Nutrition and metabolism

This section concerns the involvement of the gastrointestinal tract in regulating metabolism as well as the involvement of nutrition in gastroenterological disorders.

  1. Content type: Research article

    The pathways and mechanism by which associations between the gut microbiome and the brain, termed the microbiome-gut-brain axis (MGBA), are manifest but remain to be fully elucidated. This study aims to use bi...

    Authors: Sa’ed H. Zyoud, Simon Smale, W. Stephen Waring, Waleed M. Sweileh and Samah W. Al-Jabi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:158

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    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of curcumin supplementation on inflammatory indices, and hepatic features in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

    Authors: Saeede Saadati, Amir Sadeghi, Asieh Mansour, Zahra Yari, Hossein Poustchi, Mehdi Hedayati, Behzad Hatami and Azita Hekmatdoost

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:133

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The assessment of residual gastric volume is common practice in critical care units. However, the effects and safety of discarding or returning gastric aspirates remain uncertain. Therefore, we aimed to evalua...

    Authors: Zunjia Wen, Ailing Xie, Mingqi Peng, Lanzheng Bian, Li Wei and Mei Li

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2019 19:113

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Chronic autoimmune atrophic gastritis (CAAG) is an autoimmune disease characterized by hypo/achlorhydria. A role of CAAG in the pathogenesis of nutritional deficiencies has been reported, therefore we hypothes...

    Authors: Sara Massironi, Federica Cavalcoli, Alessandra Zilli, Alessandro Del Gobbo, Clorinda Ciafardini, Susanna Bernasconi, Irene Felicetta, Dario Conte and Maddalena Peracchi

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:172

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) is a side-effect frequently associated with the use of broad spectrum antibiotics. Although a number of clinical studies show that co-administration of specific probiotics ...

    Authors: Valeria Agamennone, Cyrille A. M. Krul, Ger Rijkers and Remco Kort

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:103

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Obesity is a global problem leading to reduced life expectancy, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and many types of cancer. Even people willing to accept treatment only achieve a mean weight loss of about 5 kg...

    Authors: Marcus Hollenbach, Christiane Prettin, Felix Gundling, Wolfgang Schepp, Jochen Seufert, Jürgen Stein, Thomas Rösch, Jens Aberle, Jürgen Feisthammel, David Petroff and Albrecht Hoffmeister

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:118

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) comprises non-progressive steatosis and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the latter of which may cause cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). As NAFLD dete...

    Authors: Tilman Kühn, Tobias Nonnenmacher, Disorn Sookthai, Ruth Schübel, Daniel Antonio Quintana Pacheco, Oyunbileg von Stackelberg, Mirja E. Graf, Theron Johnson, Christopher L. Schlett, Romy Kirsten, Cornelia M. Ulrich, Rudolf Kaaks, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor and Johanna Nattenmüller

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:113

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Probiotics have been shown to be useful for the treatment of many disease conditions. These beneficial effects are believed to be mediated by change in the composition of gut microbiota and modulation of the h...

    Authors: Ankita Singh, Aditya N. Sarangi, Amit Goel, Rajni Srivastava, Rajat Bhargava, Priyanka Gaur, Amita Aggarwal and Rakesh Aggarwal

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:85

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    Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is common both in obese and overweight patients. Fibroblast growth factor 19 (FGF19), an intestinal hormone, could play a role in the complex pathogenesis of NAFLD. Th...

    Authors: Dana Friedrich, Hanns-Ulrich Marschall and Frank Lammert

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:76

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Serum IgG and IgA food antibodies have been used for dietary advice to subjects with gastrointestinal symptoms and perceived food intolerance, but the role of these antibodies in mediating intolerance is contr...

    Authors: Anne Stine Kvehaugen, Dag Tveiten and Per G. Farup

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:22

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Compliance with a gluten-free diet (GFD) is difficult at all ages but particularly for teenagers due to social, cultural, economic, and practical pressures. The multidisciplinary team responsible for the treat...

    Authors: Maraci Rodrigues, Glauce Hiromi Yonamine and Carla Aline Fernandes Satiro

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:15

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Gastroenterology 2018 18:36

  12. Content type: Research article

    Patients with gastrointestinal food allergy are characterised by increased production of mast cell derived mediators upon allergen contact and present often with unspecific symptoms. The aim of this study was ...

    Authors: Martin Raithel, Alexander Hagel, Heinz Albrecht, Yurdaguel Zopf, Andreas Naegel, Hanns-Wolf Baenkler, Fred Buchwald, Hans-Wolfgang Schultis, Juergen Kressel, Eckhart Georg Hahn and Peter Konturek

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2015 15:41

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of obesity has increased at alarming rates, particularly because of the increased consumption of high-fat diets (HFDs). The influence of HFDs on intrinsic innervation and the intestinal wall has...

    Authors: Angelica Soares, Evandro José Beraldi, Paulo Emílio Botura Ferreira, Roberto Barbosa Bazotte and Nilza Cristina Buttow

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2015 15:3

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Semi-solidification by gelation or increased viscosity could slow the influx of liquid enteral nutrition (EN) into the small intestine. A liquid EN formula containing pectin that gels under acidic conditions s...

    Authors: Ippei Yamaoka, Takeshi Kikuchi, Naoyuki Endo and Goro Ebisu

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:168

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  15. Content type: Research article

    WHO guidelines recommend zinc supplementation as a key adjunct therapy for childhood diarrhea in developing countries, however zinc’s anti-diarrheal effects remain only partially understood. Recently, it has b...

    Authors: Camila AA de Queiroz, Said Gonçalves C Fonseca, Priscila B Frota, Ítalo L Figueiredo, Karoline S Aragão, Carlos Emanuel C Magalhães, Cibele BM de Carvalho, Aldo Ângelo M Lima, Ronaldo A Ribeiro, Richard L Guerrant, Sean R Moore and Reinaldo B Oriá

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:136

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The consequences of subclinical coeliac disease (CD) in Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) remain unclear. We looked at growth, anthropometry and disease management in children with dual diagnosis (T1DM + CD) bef...

    Authors: Mary Mackinder, Gavin Allison, Vaios Svolos, Elaine Buchanan, Alison Johnston, Tracey Cardigan, Nicola Laird, Hazel Duncan, Karen Fraser, Christine A Edwards, Ian Craigie, Paraic McGrogan and Konstantinos Gerasimidis

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:99

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Fibre intake among North Americans is currently less than half the recommended amount. Consumers are interested in food products that could promote weight loss and improve health. Consequently, evaluation of u...

    Authors: Jennifer E Lambert, Jill A Parnell, Jay Han, Troy Sturzenegger, Heather A Paul, Hans J Vogel and Raylene A Reimer

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:69

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  18. Content type: Research article

    A limited body of research suggests that ongoing maintenance enteral nutrition (MEN) can be beneficial in maintaining disease remission in Crohn’s Disease (CD). We aimed to assess how achievable MEN is and whe...

    Authors: Hazel Duncan, Elaine Buchanan, Tracey Cardigan, Vikki Garrick, Lee Curtis, Paraic McGrogan, Andrew Barclay and Richard K Russell

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2014 14:50

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Recently, the relationship between gut microbiota and obesity has been highlighted. The present randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of transglucosidase (TGD) in mo...

    Authors: Makoto Sasaki, Naotaka Ogasawara, Yasushi Funaki, Mari Mizuno, Akihito Iida, Chiho Goto, Satoshi Koikeda, Kunio Kasugai and Takashi Joh

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2013 13:81

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Due to the restrictive nature of a gluten-free diet, celiac patients are looking for alternative therapies. While drug-development programs include gluten challenges, knowledge regarding the duration of gluten...

    Authors: Marja-Leena Lähdeaho, Markku Mäki, Kaija Laurila, Heini Huhtala and Katri Kaukinen

    Citation: BMC Gastroenterology 2011 11:129

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