Visceral: Episode 9
Metabolites in the Midnight Hour: The Gut-Sleep Connection in Crohn’s and Colitis

With David T. Rubin, MD, Joseph B. Kirsner Professor of Medicine; and Ashley Sidebottom, PhD, Research Assistant Professor and Platform Director, Host-Microbe Metabolomics Facility, University of Chicago

The GI Research Foundation was able to produce this podcast with sponsorships from AbbVie and Metro Infusion Center.

Struggling with sleep and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? You’re not alone. This episode dives deep into the surprising connection between sleep, gut health, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. Join us as we chat with world-renowned experts David T. Rubin, MD, and Ashley Sidebottom, PhD who shed light on the intricate relationship between the microbiome, sleep, and IBD:

    • The science behind the gut-sleep connection in IBD
    • How metabolites can trigger inflammation and sleep disturbances

Visceral: Listen to Your Gut is a podcast series from the GI Research Foundation: a deep dive into the latest research updates and treatment options for specific digestive diseases. Episodes are presented by physician-scientists and experts at the University of Chicago and feature compelling patient stories.

Stay tuned for more episodes on topics like risk and prevention of GI cancer, hepatology, and liver disease, the microbiome and gut health, surgical treatments for ulcerative colitis, and the intersection of diet, nutrition, and GI health.

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The GI Research Foundation was able to produce this episode of Visceral with sponsorships from AbbVie and Metro Infusion Center. 


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