Bowel Disease Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Death, Spanish Study Reports

Bowel Disease Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Death, Spanish Study Reports
People with bowel diseases such as Crohn's and ulcerative colitis are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and of dying, a large-population Spanish study reports. Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of death worldwide, and many healthcare systems have declared that preventing them is a priority. Understanding what causes and contributes to the development of cardiovascular diseases is important to preventing and treating the illnesses, experts say. Previous studies have made a connection between inflammatory diseases such as bowel disorders and heart disorders, but never in a population as large as the Spanish study. Scientists believe mechanisms involved in inflammation and metabolism interact to promote cardiovascular diseases in people with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases such as bowel disorders. An immune-mediated disease is one that involves a faulty immune response. To try to understand the link between inflammatory disorders and heart disease, Spanish researchers looked at the medical records of 991,546 people with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases, including inflammatory bowel diseases. The team from the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute and Primary Care Research Institute Jordi Gol published their work in the journal Heart. The title was “The Association Between Chronic Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases and Cardiovascular Risk.” "We wanted to determine whether the risk of suffering a coronary heart disease, stroke,
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