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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LykwYiMT7rM&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 Research has shown that the intestinal microbiome plays a large role in the development of type 1 diabetes. Now, researchers at Mayo Clinic have demonstrated that gluten in the diet may modify the intestinal microbiome, increasing incidences of Type 1 diabetes. Mayo Clinic immunologist and study author Govindarajan Rajagopalan, Ph.D., says, “These changes suggest that the presence of gluten is directly responsible for the diabetes-creating effects of diet and determines the gut microflora.” Gastroenterologist and study author Joseph Murray, M.D., says, “While this is purely an animal-based study, it allows us to manipulate these mice in such a way as to study the effects of certain diets, and these diet changes seem to make an impact on the likelihood of developing the mouse equivalent of type 1 diabetes.” The research is published Nov. 13, in the journal PLOS ONE. Click here for news release. Journalists: Audio sound bites with Dr. Rajagopalan and Dr. Murray are available in the downloads.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Nov. 7, 2013 — Use of a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to remove superficial, early stage esophageal cancer is as effective as surgery that takes out and rebuilds the esophagus, according to a study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. The research, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, examined national outcomes from endoscopic treatment compared to esophagectomy, surgical removal of the esophagus. VIDEO ALERT: Video resources including an interview with Dr. Wallace describing the study can be found on the Mayo Clinic News Network. It found that endoscopic therapy offered long-term survival rates similar to those for esophagectomy, says lead author, Michael B. Wallace, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic in Florida.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R-aKCLoz3g Use of a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to remove superficial, early stage esophageal cancer is as effective as surgery that takes out and rebuilds the esophagus. This is according to a study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Lead author Michael Wallace, M.D., says, “Endoscopic resection in the esophagus is similar to how we remove polyps in the colon, although it is much more technically complex. Esophagectomy is a major surgical procedure that cuts out the entire esophagus and pulls the stomach into the neck to create a new food tube. Patients now have the option to preserve their esophagus when only early stage cancer is present.” The research, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, examined national outcomes from endoscopic treatment compared to esophagectomy, surgical removal of the esophagus. Click here for news release. Journalists: Broadcast quality video and audio are available in the downloads.
On Saturday, Nov. 2, pediatric gastroenterologist William Faubion, M.D., will join us to discuss the major complaint he hears about most from his patients, bellyaches. Abdominal pain is troubling for both young patients and their parents, and while the usual reason for this type of pain is constipation, that is not always the case. Sometimes it's more serious, involving weight loss, a flattened growth curve and chronic diarrhea. We hope you’ll join us. Myth or Matter of Fact: Swallowed gum can get stuck and is a cause of bellyaches. Note: You can hear the program LIVE Saturdays at 9 am CT on I Heart Radio via KROC AM. The show is taped for rebroadcast by some affiliates. On Twitter follow #MayoClinicRadio and tweet your questions. Listen to this week’s Medical News Headlines: News Segment November 2, 2013 (right click MP3). Mayo Clinic Radio is a weekly one-hour radio program highlighting health and medical information from Mayo Clinic.