The risk for incident Crohn’s disease was heightened among women with psoriasis, particularly those with concomitant psoriatic arthritis, according to recent results.Researchers evaluated data from 174,476 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS; n=78,211, assessed from 1996 to 2008) and NHS II (n=96,265, from 1991 to 2007). History of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and the presence of Crohn’s disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC) were determined in each case.

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About Rob Hill

In 1994, Rob was a fit, healthy 23-year-old, an amateur runner and athlete. Until that time, he had never really been sick. He didn’t even have a regular doctor. When the illness started, it progressed rapidly. Daily diarrhea. Sustained stomach cramps. The diagnosis was Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory condition of the digestive tract. It got worse, and his weight plummeted from 185 to 105 pounds. After a year and a half, it became clear that his large intestine, his colon, needed to be removed. Rob decided he had to do something about it. The Seven Summits campaign, which we call “No Guts Know Glory” grew from Rob’s love of sport, adventure and the outdoors. By taking it to the extreme, and on a global basis, Rob hopes to show people everywhere that having these diseases or having an ostomy, like Rob does, shouldn’t stop you from leading a full life. You may not be able to climb mountains, but there are so many other things you can do. To further this goal, Rob started the Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society (IDEAS), from his home base in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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