Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Prevalence in Canada — Already High — Will Almost Double by 2030, Report Warns

Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Prevalence in Canada — Already High — Will Almost Double by 2030, Report Warns
Canada has the world's highest prevalence of the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) — Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis — and the incidence of IBD is increasing fast in seniors (older than  65) and children. A report with those findings, 2018 Impact of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Canada, prepared by researchers in Canada, measured the burden of IBD since 2012. "The findings within the report should serve as a wake-up call for the Canadian health care system," Gilaad Kaplan, a gastroenterologist at the University of Calgary and the report's co-chair author, said in a
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