Vagotomy linked with later risk for IBD

Patients who underwent vagotomy were at greater risk for later development of inflammatory bowel disease, indicating the beneficial role of the vagal tone in IBD, according to research published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.Bojing Liu, MSc, of the department of medical epidemiology and biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and colleagues wrote that the vagus nerve provides essential parasympathetic innervation to the gastrointestinal tract.“Although somewhat debatable, evidence suggests that the vagus nerve has anti-inflammatory properties through bothRead More

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