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Western Diet Causes Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Posted Aug 04 2010 8:33pm

IBD in Africa is rare to none You know, I’ve heard this again and again and again. I’ve heard about refined sugar and the like. In fact, I’ve read about this notion so often that I might be starting to believe it. What do you guys think?

From Science Now :

All those Lucky Charms and Big Macs that people in the developed world scarf down could explain why they are more susceptible to allergies, autoimmune disorders, and inflammatory bowel disease than residents of agrarian societies. New research suggests that people living in rural Africa have a healthier mix of microbes in their guts than do their Western counterparts, which may protect them from the intestinal diseases that are common in modern developed countries.

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