Specific Bacteria in Small Intestine are Crucial for Fat Absorption

Although the vast majority of research on the gut microbiome has focused on bacteria in the large intestine, a new study — one of a few to concentrate on microbes in the upper gastrointestinal tract — shows how the typical calorie-dense western diet can induce expansion of microbes that promote the digestion and absorption of high-fat foods. Several studies have shown that these bacteria can multiply within 24 to 48 hours in the small bowel in response to consumption of high-fat foods. The findings from this work suggest that these microbes facilitate production and secretion of digestive enzymes into the … Read More

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Nir Uriel, MD was recently featured in the New England Journal of Medicine. Please click below to download the Adobe Acrobat file of this publication. Click here to dowload

Welcome to the New Department of Medicine Website

Check out our new look. Feel free to let us know what you think. We will be continuing to update the site throughout the coming weeks. We are striving to make this new site as user friendly and intuitive as possible. Allowing both staff and faculty to access the necessary apps and links in the quickest way possible. Currently some of the apps and links only work if you are logged into or on the local school network. We will be updating that shortly to display apps for those who are logged in and for those who are not. Social … Read More