Understanding and Preventing the Global Increase of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

  title={Understanding and Preventing the Global Increase of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.},
  author={Gilaad G. Kaplan and Siew Chien Ng},
  volume={152 2},
The inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are contemporary conditions of industrialized societies. The prevalence of IBD continues to increase steadily in Western countries, and newly industrialized countries have a rapidly increasing incidence. The global spread of IBD appears to associate with Westernization of diets and environments, which affects the intestinal microbiome and increases the risk of IBD in genetically susceptible individuals. It is important to increase our understanding of… 

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