Food insecurity, lack of social support common in IBD

One in eight patients with inflammatory bowel disease are food insecure and lack social support, according to research published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.Siddharth Singh, MD, MS, of the division of gastroenterology at the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues wrote that limited or uncertain access to nutritional food, which has a prevalence of about 11% nationwide, and factors like lack of social networks or social cohesion and living in unsafe neighborhoods can contribute to adverse health outcomes.“It is unclear how these [social determinants of healthRead More

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