diseases of the gastro-intestinal tract are on the increase in Germany, according to a forecast by the German society for gastroenterology, by 2030, 20 percent to 25 percent.

A reason a typical Western diet style, with a lot of red meat, sausage, white bread and sugary drinks, said Andreas stable Mach from the University hospital of Jena on Wednesday at the annual press conference of the technical society in Berlin. As a result, the spectrum of Bacteria was modified in the intestine negative. Stall Mach evaluated chronic inflammatory bowel disease as a “disease of Civilization”.

According to the scientists, there were in Germany between the 1970s and today, alone in chronic inflammatory bowel disease, an increase of 300,000 to 450,000 cases per year. “It is an absolute increase,” said the Stall door. The increase was clearly about the effects of better diagnostics. Every year, around 2.5 million German citizens with diseases of the gastro-intestinal tract, liver, biliary tract or pancreas in hospitals, would for the time being treated, said Frank Lammert, President of the German society for gastroenterology, digestive and metabolic diseases. Approximately 61,000 people die each year, according to the society for the time being.

In the visor of the science of the Microbiome. The microorganisms that colonize the intestine. Trillions of bacteria contribute to the recycling of food. They are also suspected to be able by genetic variants and environmental factors and diseases within and outside of the digestive system trigger. A consequence of chronic inflammation in the gut can be cancer. Successful cancer preventive therapies of peptic ulcer, Hepatitis C, and colorectal cancer, said Lammert.

For useless scientists hold to the present time, however, commercial chair test for the analysis of the intestinal flora. “An analysis of the entire spectrum of the microorganisms in the intestine is largely pointless,” commented Stefan Schreiber, a physician at the University hospital Kiel. “Because the composition of the bacteria in the gut and possible symptoms of the disease do not necessarily have anything to do with each other.” The composition of the Multiple, be subjected to, for example, constantly short-term fluctuations – whether it be through certain foods, medications, or travel.

The Microbiome research is still in the very beginning, said Lammert. “This is all fascinating. But the evidence that such Tests bring Benefit to patients, are still missing.” The results are not yet meaningful enough. He rate of money for such Tests that would be offered in some doctor’s offices as an additional service. In the case of colorectal cancer screening and the diagnosis of pathogens stool tests have made sense stressed Lammert.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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