Physical Fitness in Adolescence and Subsequent Inflammatory Bowel Disease Risk

@inproceedings{Melinder2015PhysicalFI,
  title={Physical Fitness in Adolescence and Subsequent Inflammatory Bowel Disease Risk},
  author={Carren Anyango Melinder and Ayako Hiyoshi and Oula Hussein and Jonas Halfvarson and Anders R. Ekbom and Scott W. Montgomery},
  booktitle={Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology},
  year={2015}
}
OBJECTIVES:Physical fitness may reduce systemic inflammation levels relevant to the risk of symptomatic Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC); we assessed if fitness in adolescence is associated with subsequent inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) risk, independent of markers of risk and prodromal disease activity.METHODS:Swedish registers provided information on a cohort of 240,984 men (after exclusions) who underwent military conscription assessments in late adolescence (1969–1976… CONTINUE READING
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