Exposure to Livestock Farms Alone Doesn’t Increase Risk of IBD, Dutch Study Suggests

Exposure to Livestock Farms Alone Doesn’t Increase Risk of IBD, Dutch Study Suggests
Researchers in the Netherlands found that exposure to livestock farms alone carries little risk for developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Their findings suggest that residents in livestock-dense areas may be protected from developing IBD. Poultry farms, however, are a potential risk for infection, but only for neighboring residents. The study, “Healthcare utilization prior to the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel diseases and the influence of livestock exposure: A longitudinal case-control study,” was published in the journal Plos One. After an increased prevalence of IBD was observed
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