Familial incidence linked to risk for IBD in first-degree relatives

Familial incidence linked to risk for IBD in first-degree relatives

Individuals who have a sibling with inflammatory bowel disease had a fourfold-increased risk for IBD compared with the general population, according to research published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.“A family history of IBD is a proxy for an individual’s genetic and, in part, environmental risk of developing the disease and has long been recognized as the strongest risk factor for IBD. … From an etiological point of view, studies of familial aggregation of IBD may shed light on the impact of genetic and environmental risk factors,” Jonas F. Halfvarson,Read More

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