Excessive Hygienic Environment Can Increase IBD Risk, Study Shows

Excessive Hygienic Environment Can Increase IBD Risk, Study Shows
Researchers from Montefiore Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts General Hospital have identified factors in low environmental hygiene conditions that lead to less risk for developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The study, “Environmental Hygiene and Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis,” published in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases,  supports the widely accepted “hygiene hypothesis”

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