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Med’s Fabio Cominelli discusses study of Crohn’s on mice, and how stress plays into the disease

A little stress may protect the body from injury and disease, study suggests
Medical News TodayFabio Cominelli, professor at the School of Medicine, discussed how Crohn’s disease-like inflammation of the ileum is affected by stress. “What we discovered is that chronic daily stress for six weeks was beneficial against a second injury. The mouse models that were stressed were actually protected. We showed they had stimulation of the immune system, which protects against intestinal inflammation,” he said.