6 Risk Factors for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

There are six main risk factors for developing inflammatory bowel disease, according to healthline.com.  Some are within our control, but most are not. 1. Age: Age seems to be an important factor when it comes to the development of inflammatory bowel disease. In most cases of IBD, the symptoms begin before a person reaches 35. 2. Ethnicity: Certain ethnic groups are more predisposed to inflammatory bowel disease.  In particular, Caucasians and Ashkenazi Jews. 3. Geographic region: While this is controllable to a certain extent, in reality, most people cannot simply move to places where the prevalence of IBD is low. Unsurprisingly, urban and industrial areas have a higher prevalence than
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  1. Giovanna Gordon says:

    Hi!
    Could you clarify the risk factor for colder climates. The colder parts of the Southern Hemisphere are south. Our north is very tropical! Kind thanks from the Antipodes.

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