Canada tops list of countries for inflammatory bowel disease

Canada tops list of countries for inflammatory bowel diseaseAn Alberta researcher has determined that Canada and Europe have the most incidences of (), which the report suggests is growing in prevalence.

The global study on the painful disease, conducted by the ’s Gilaad G. Kaplan, a and epidemiologist, was published in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the .

He says 0.5 per cent of suffer from some form of IBD.

Kaplan’s study set out to map the disease geographically in an attempt to understand why it affects more individuals in developed countries than it does in .

Crohn’s disease and , the two major illnesses that fall under the umbrella of IBD, occur most often in individuals between 20 and 40, which can result in a long-term cost to patients, health-care systems and society.

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About Robert Hill

I founded IDEAS Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society, from my home base in Vancouver, British Columbia. Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society IDEAS is established to raise public awareness of intestinal diseases in order to help remove the stigmas associated with these illnesses. The programs of IDEAS help children, youth and young adults learn to live full lives, find acceptance and gain confidence.

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