Cholecystectomy linked with disease activity in Crohn’s

Cholecystectomy in patients with Crohn’s disease was associated with markers of disease activity and worse quality of life in a multi-year study, according to research from Digestive Disease Week.Filippos Koutroumpakis, MD, from the University of Pittsburgh division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, said in a recorded presentation that removing the gallbladder allows for continuous drainage of bile acid into the gastrointestinal tract leading to the development of secondary bile acids, which have been shown to cause gene mutations and adenomas in animal studies.“InRead More

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