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Could pomegranate treat IBD? Compound found in the fruit can 'relieve symptoms of the agonising condition'

Pomegranate could fight the agonising symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), scientists believe.  Natural polyphenols in the fruit have been found to interact with gut bacteria to produce a compound with anti-inflammatory effects.  The researchers, at the University of Louisville in Kentucky said their discovery highlights the importance of gut health to protect from IBD, the umbrella term for Crohn's and ulcerative colitis.  Read more...

 

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