Frequent antibiotic use, diet rich in sweets, urban living heighten risk for pediatric IBD

CHICAGO — A diet rich in sweetened candy or drinks, exposure to antibiotics during early childhood and urban living were among risk factors for developing pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, according to data at Digestive Disease Week.“Recognizing the impact of pediatric‐specific modifiable and nonmodifiable causative factors, and considering these during a clinical work-up, may help in identifying children at higher IBD risk who could be monitored closely with lower threshold of suspicion for IBD development,” Nisha Thacker, a practicing dietitian and PhD candidate at theRead More