10 Potential Risk Factors for Inflammatory Bowel Disease



Your ancestry could increase the risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease, especially if you’re of Northern European or Ashkenazi Jewish descent. Studies have also found that although fewer African Americans have IBD, they are more likely to need surgery for their condition.

Genetic risk factors for IBD identified in African Americans.

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    • Tim Bossie says:

      Unfortunately, that just may be all too true. It is a devastating disease on both the person suffering with it and the family as well.

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