Frequent antibiotic use raises risk for IBD, particularly in older adults

Antibiotic exposure was associated with an increased and cumulative risk for inflammatory bowel disease and was highest among individuals aged 40 years and older, according to results from a Danish study published in Gut.“From prior data, it seems that the environment may play an increasing role in the pathogenesis of IBD as we age. We think this because older adults with new onset IBD are less likely to have a positive family history [of IBD] as compared to younger adults with new onset IBD,” Adam S. Faye, MD, MS, assistant professor of medicine and population health at NYURead More

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