Patients Say Poop Pills Are Both Effective and Preferable

Swallowing poop is ok.

That’s the conclusion of a recent study assessing the effectiveness of fecal microbiota transplants (FMT) delivered in pill form, versus given by colonoscopy. It sounds a bit off-putting, but validating the safety and efficacy of fecal capsules could give patients with gut diseases a cheaper and less invasive option for treatment.

The study, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, took place in patients suffering from recurring Clost

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