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High-sugar diet can damage the gut, intensifying risk for colitis

Posted on: October 29, 2020

Source: Medical Xpress

Mice fed diets high in sugar developed worse colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and researchers found more of the bacteria that can damage the gut’s protective mucus layer. This new study points to the glucose found in high fructose corn syrup increasingly used to sweeten soft drinks and other foods—as a prime suspect


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