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Understanding and Preventing the Global Increase of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

GG Kaplan and SC Ng, Gastroenterology. 02, 2017. 152: p. 313-321.e312. [IF: 18.392]

The are contemporary conditions of industrialized societies. The global spread of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) appears to associate with Westernization of diets and environments, which affects the intestinal microbiome and increases the risk of IBD in genetically susceptible individuals. It is important to increase our understanding of these events to slow progression of IBD. We present a long-term plan to develop interventions that slow or stop the global increase in the incidence of IBD.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2016.10.020

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