Study Finds That Adults Who Were Physically or Sexually Abused During Childhood Are at Increased Risk for Developing Ulcerative Colitis

Study Finds That Adults Who Were Physically or Sexually Abused During Childhood Are at Increased Risk for Developing Ulcerative Colitis
Results from a recent study published in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Disease show that adults who were physically or sexually abused during childhood are at increased risk for developing ulcerative colitis. “We found that one-quarter of adults with ulcerative colitis reported they had been physically abused during their childhood, compared to one in 10 of those without inflammatory bowel disease,” Esme Fuller-Thomson, PhD,who holds the Sandra Rotman Endowed Chair at University of Toronto's Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, said in a press release. “Similarly, the prevalence of childhood sexual abuse among those with ulc
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