Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease, is thought to be related to an immune response towards the diet, via an interaction with the gut microbiome and gut barrier function. Current treatments includes dietary strategies such as enteral nutrition, special diet, monoclonal antibodies and even stem cells.
The antibiotic Gentamicin (famous for its efficacy and reputed for its ototoxicity) may modify the FTD PGRN R493X gene mutation that has been related to rapid illness course with predominant right-sided atrophy – as here demonstrated in this early stage animal study (full research paper).
"In this study, we hypothesized that a soybean oil-rich diet, such as that currently consumed in the U.S., impacts hypothalamic gene expression and oxytocin peptide levels differentially from other high-fat diets, that those changes correlate with obesity and/or diabetes and that they involve one or both of its major components, linoleic acid and stigmasterol".
New study elegantly demonstrates the connection between being overweight and sleep apnea. Having too much body fat includes also the tongue being too fat, thus loosing weight reduces snoring and sleep apnea. Go for a double win: Skip alcoholic beverages that often are a major contributor to sleep apnea and being overweight.