Diet May Increase IBD Risk.

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, affect an estimated 3.1 million adults in the United States. An analysis of 14 years of data concerning over 125,000 adults found that a high intake of snacks and prepared meals combined with a low intake of fruit and vegetables is linked to an elevated risk for Crohn’s disease. Meanwhile, a diet with a high intake of red meat, poultry, and processed meat is associated with an increased risk for ulcerative colitis. Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis, December 2021

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