Obesity links to increased risk for Crohn’s disease

Obesity links to increased risk for Crohn’s disease

Obesity correlated with an increased risk for older-age onset Crohn’s disease but not ulcerative colitis, according to research published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.“As a major environmental factor in the development of autoimmune diseases, obesity may contribute substantially to the etiopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease, particularly in those with older-onset IBD, where relative to those with younger disease onset the overall contribution of the environment is significantly greater,” Simon Chan, PhD, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHSRead More

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