This Fruit May Cure ‘Incurable’ Bowel Diseases

Could this fruit offer new treatments for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis?

Maria Cohut, Medical News Today – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that around 3 million adults in the United States have a form of inflammatory bowel disease.

IBD refers to two different conditions — Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis — that are characterized by the long-term inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.

In a new study, researchers identified a natural compound in pomegranates that could help improve IBD treatments.

Urolithin A (UroA) is a metabolite produced as a result of the interaction of gut bacteria and certain polyphenols present in pomegranates and some other fruits — particularly berries. Read more.

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