Inflammatory bowel disease in Asia: A systematic review

@article{Prideaux2012InflammatoryBD,
  title={Inflammatory bowel disease in Asia: A systematic review},
  author={Lani Prideaux and Michael A Kamm and Peter De Cruz and Francis Ka-Leung Chan and Siew Chien Ng},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={27}
}
The incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are lower in Asia than in the West. However, across Asia the incidence and prevalence of IBD has increased rapidly over the last two to four decades. These changes may relate to increased contact with the West, westernization of diet, increasing antibiotics use, improved hygiene, vaccinations, or changes in the gut microbiota. Genetic factors also differ between Asians and the… 
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