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Did you know that in a British Journal of Nutrition study, omega-3 fatty acid levels were lower, inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids were higher, and homocysteine levels were significantly higher in vegetarians compared with omnivores. The researchers recommend that vegetarians significantly increase omega-3 fatty acid intake to avoid inflammation.

 

Did you know that sushi contains hidden gluten? Sticky sushi rice is typically made with Japanese rice vinegar or rice wine that contain gluten. And that "crab meat?" It's not crab, but pulverized white fish mixed with a wheat binder to mimic the texture of crab. The sesame seeds that coat sushi rolls may be mixed with a wheat product. There are also cross-contamination issues from tempura, soy sauce, and more.

 

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What Every Gastroenterologist Should Know.
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Medication Alert.
Analgesics

Use of analgesics is common and is associated with increased risk of hearing loss in men, but has not been examined in women. The authors of an October American Journal of Epidemiology study found that use of aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen two or more days per week among 62,261 women aged 31-48 years was associated with an increased risk of hearing loss.

Antibiotics

Overuse of antibiotics may help explain why more children are being diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In a new study in the October issue of Pediatrics, getting antibiotics, especially very early in childhood, was linked to a raised risk for IBD. Those treated with antibiotics before their first birthday were more than five times more likely to develop IBD than those never treated with antibiotics.

 
Anticholinergics

Anticholinergics Cognitive Burden Scale (class of drugs that contribute to cloudy thoughts and reduced cognition)

 

Ayurvedic Medications
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene investigated six cases of lead poisoning associated with the use of 10 oral Ayurvedic medications made in India. Lead concentrations of the medications were as high as 2.4%. The six patients in this report all were asymptomatic pregnant women whose health-care providers assessed them to be at risk for lead exposure.

 

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

A first-of-its-kind study in the September issue of BMC Gastroenterologyfound a significant association between all forms of hormone replacement therapy use and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux).

 

Statins

A new study in the journal Atherosclerosis found that statin use is associated with a 52% increased prevalence and extent of coronary artery plaques possessing calcium. This study was preceded only three weeks earlier by one in Diabetes Care, which found that coronary artery calcification "was significantly higher in more frequent statin users than in less frequent users," among patients with type 2 diabetes and advanced atherosclerosis.


Use of statins was associated with a slight increase in fasting glucose levels in patients at increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The study, published in the September issue of BMJ concluded that statin use "might have unfavorable effects on glucose metabolism and hamper beneficial effects of lifestyle in people at high risk of type 2 diabetes.

 

Despite previous studies suggesting the contrary, statins may not prevent blood clots in adults, according to a large study in PLOS Medicine. The authors found that venous thrombosis occurred in 0.9% of people taking statins compared to 1% of people not taking statins, which suggests that statins have a very small, if any, effect. 

Statin users are more likely to develop pneumonia than people who do not use statins, according to a study presented at the 52nd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

 

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

The mainstay therapy for all gastric acid-related diseases creates hypomagnesaemia (PPIH) as a consequence of long-term use. A study inAlimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics examined cases of PPIH which showed severe symptoms of magnesium depletion and identification of its causation was only possible through withdrawal of the PPI. Clinical awareness of PPIH is key to avoid putting patients at risk.

Whooping Cough Vaccine
The odds of acquiring pertussis increase 42% every year after children receive the fifth dose of the diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine, leading to increasing outbreaks of whooping cough in immunized children, according to a study in New England Journal of Medicine.

 

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