IBD associated with higher dementia risk

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease were at greater risk for developing dementia, according to research published in Gut.Yen-Po Wang, MD, of Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and colleagues wrote that psychological conditions such as anxiety and depression are common in IBD, but the relationship between IBD and dementia is not as well explored.“Characteristics of IBD include disrupted intestinal epithelial barrier, gut dysbiosis and chronic inflammatory burden, all of which likely contribute to the development of dementia,” they wrote. “Therefore, it is plausible thatRead More

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