Researchers Discover Link Between Vitamin A Metabolism and Harmful Gut Inflammation

Researchers Discover Link Between Vitamin A Metabolism and Harmful Gut Inflammation
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, have discovered a link between uncontrolled vitamin A metabolism and damaging inflammation in the gut. The discovery adds key details regarding the relationship between diet and inflammatory diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and could help doctors target nutritional strategies for patients. Vitamin A

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2 comments

  1. Charlotte says:

    I don’t have Crohn’s but UC. Sometimes I get this strong craving for cooked carrots that I can’t explain. I wonder if there could beta connection? (Haha. ) A stretch, I realize but it makes me wonder.

  2. Barbara Keegan says:

    As a Crohn’s patient at Brigham and Women’s hospital, Dr. Joshua Korzeik is my Gastroenterologist, I read with great interest that there is a link between vitamin A and a dysfunctional gut, which I live with everyday! I have undergone surgery twice and have had fistulas. Now I am on infusions of Entyvio every six weeks. I consume so much vitamin A from my diet of pasta sauce, carrots, pumpkin and salmon and ironically, I have had a lot of problems with my vision. I would be very interested in learning more about this research and happy to contribute in any way possible. Please contact me by email.

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