Bowel diseases may be caused by milk fat diet.
US researchers have found that the rise of inflammatory bowel diseases could be down to changes in our diet causing a "boom in bad bacteria”,
A report in ‘Nature’ journal linked certain fats, bacteria in the gut and the onset of inflammatory diseases in mouse trials, finding that a high-fat diet changed the way food was digested which encouraged harmful bacteria. As saturated fats are hard to digest, the body responds by pumping more bile into the gut. This changes the gut environment and leads to a change in the bacteria growing there. However, the findings suggest that an effective means of dealing with such diseases could be by simply reshaping the microbial balance of the gut.
Around 350 people in the UK are affected by Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), such as Crohn's and ulcerative colitis
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