The impact of increased body mass index on the clinical course of Crohn's disease.


BACKGROUND & AIMS Tumor necrosis factor-alpha production in adipose tissue is well documented. Crohn's disease (CD) patients with increased adipose tissue may have more severe disease. This study evaluated overweight patients with CD to determine if their clinical course differs from those with a normal or low body mass index (BMI). METHODS Patients at… (More)


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