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Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2016

May 21 - 24, 2016; San Diego, California

May 21 - 24, 2016 San Diego, California
  • DDW Low-Residue Diet Acceptable for Bowel Prep Bowel cleansing was more effective when patients consumed a low-residue diet the day before colonoscopy, rather than the conventional clear-liquid diet, new research shows, and patients were happier.
  • DDW Coconut Oil Nutrient Ups Risk for Ulcerative Colitis Flares The myristic acid in coconut oil nearly quadruples flare risk in patients with ulcerative colitis, according to research that confirms the association between flares and multiple dietary elements.
  • DDW Time to Colonoscopy Counts After Positive Stool Test When diagnostic colonoscopy after a positive fecal immunochemical test is delayed beyond 6 months, the risk for colorectal cancer increases, new research suggests.

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