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Enzyme Involved In Inflammatory Bowel Disease Discovered

ScienceDaily (June 3, 2009) — Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine, working with biochemists, geneticists and clinicians at the University of Bern, Switzerland and in the United Kingdom, have discovered an enzyme that has a key role in inflammatory bowel disease.....

 

When I read an article like this it makes me think.  Growing up, I had a very strong negative reaction (I would get nausea and vomit) any time I ate pineapple.  This was distinct, but I also have a dislike for melons, even though when I was really young I apparently did eat watermelon.  But it made me google it and come across Bromelain,found in pineapples, from wikipedia:

"Bromelain extract is a mixture of sulfur-containing protein-digesting enzymes—called proteolytic enzymes or proteases—and several other substances in smaller quantities."

So I'll be doing some more reading.

 


Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 6/2006 at age 26 after sudden E.R. visit
~Pancolitis (Mild to Moderate)
 ~I had Mono in 2000
On Colazal 3x3/day; Folic Acid 1mg; Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc combo
(Generic Balsalazide not as effective for me)
In remission about 2-3 months after E.R. but not back to normal!
I hate Ulcerative Colitis and can't wait till we eradicate it
 

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