Gut Microbiome in IBD Patients Responds Differently to Iron Supplements Given Oral and Intravenously

Gut Microbiome in IBD Patients Responds Differently to Iron Supplements Given Oral and Intravenously
Researchers from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, found that iron supplementation in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects the gut microbiome differently, depending on the route of administration. Intravenous iron replacement therapy might be particularly beneficial for patients with Crohn’s disease, who have an unstable gut bacterial flora. Iron deficiency is a common problem for

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