An Update on the Epidemiology of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Asia

  title={An Update on the Epidemiology of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Asia},
  author={Kelvin Teck Joo Thia and Edward Vincent Loftus and W J Sandborn and Suk Kyun Yang},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
A rising trend in the incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Asia has been recognized for the past two decades. It has been postulated that this phenomenon may be related to the westernization of lifestyles, including changes in dietary habits and environmental changes such as improved sanitation and industrialization. Previously we reported that the incidence and prevalence rates of IBD in Asia were low compared with the West, but there was a notably rising secular… CONTINUE READING


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