The study was led by Dr. Rob McConnell, professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and deputy director of the Children’s Hospital Environmental Health Center at USC, and was published in the early online edition the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, PNAS 17 – McConnell told the media that:.

You suspect that this is the defense of the intestinal mucosa causes bacteria bacteria value to and invade the mucous membrane, which leads to the typical inflammatory hot spots of Crohn’s disease.. Defensin genes in nests, so-called cluster, located on chromosome 8. The number of clusters varies considerably in the population, which in technical terms as a polymorphism. The research team has shown that patients with colonic CD have on average only three copies of the gene for beta-defensin-2, while healthy control subjects and patients with small bowel CD or ulcerative colitis, another inflammatory bowel disease have an average of four copies of the gene per cell.Moms are smoked during pregnancy – increasing their chances of low birth weights, have the disease limit the growth and lead to an elevated risk of several diseases have malnutrition during their early years influence the general growth and lung development into the smoking households are and smoking allowed self – a significant risk factor for the development of lung disease , the study out of University of Nottingham made glanced at the connection between adults and COPD level order to determine if it. One link between the two..