MAP, Crohn's and Sherlock Holmes (Prof. John Hermon-Taylor)

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 3/28/2008 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Here is the link to a very good BBC documentary that aired yesterday.

After reaching the site, click on the "Watch the last show" link.

Will Rooke is the boy seen towards the end of the documentary.
He has been treated with anti-MAP antibiotics consisting
of Clarithromycin and Rifabutin.

The Liverpool study they reference in the documentary
is summarized here:

Here is a good interview with Prof. John Hermon-Taylor.

If you're feeling really ambitious, here is a chapter from a World Health Organization
document that summarized Prof. Hermon-Taylor's work on MAP and Crohn's.
The chapter of interest is Chapter 6. I believe page 96 of the PDF document
is the start of chapter 6.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 990
   Posted 3/28/2008 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, stirlingdad for posting that! I can't seem to view the doc. I will have to download a plugin. Will definitely watch later.

I read the Hermon-Taylor interview. Some new info for me there. I found this quote interesting:

"We should note, however, that 85 percent of people living in North America and Western Europe who have Crohn's disease don't have a defective CARD 15/NOD2 gene. Furthermore, the CARD 15/NOD2 abnormality doesn't work for people in China, Japan, or Korea who have Crohn's disease. In these countries the incidence of Crohn's disease is rising steeply, as also is the consumption of cow's milk."

I found it interesting to know most people w/CD don't have the defective gene...this was news...

I am feeling ambitious but will have to check out your last link later! Thanks again!
Mother to 15 year old boy diagnosed in June, 2007.
Currently taking Asacol, omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, iron, vit. C, calcium w/D3 and a good multivitamin.
Started The Maker's Diet in early September.

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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 267
   Posted 3/28/2008 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Yup, the NOD2 gene is only found in mostly those of European descent. The problem has to be something in the environment since it was unheard of only 100 years ago. Genes can't be mutating that fast.
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