Epidemiology and risk factors for IBD

@article{Ananthakrishnan2015EpidemiologyAR,
  title={Epidemiology and risk factors for IBD},
  author={Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan},
  journal={Nature Reviews Gastroenterology &Hepatology},
  year={2015},
  volume={12},
  pages={205-217}
}
IBD, comprising Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, is a chronic immunologically mediated disease at the intersection of complex interactions between genetics, environment and gut microbiota. Established high-prevalence populations of IBD in North America and Europe experienced the steepest increase in incidence towards the second half of the twentieth century. Furthermore, populations previously considered 'low risk' (such as in Japan and India) are witnessing an increase in incidence… CONTINUE READING
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