Childhood IBD Linked to Cancer Deaths and Overall Mortality

Researchers have found that childhood inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) puts individuals at increased risk of early death in both childhood and adulthood, with cancer playing a predominant role. For the study, published online in Gastroenterology, researchers from the Karolinska Institutet used data from the Swedish nationwide health registers to identify 9,442 children under the age of 18 diagnosed with IBD between 1964 and 2014. These were compared to 93,180 controls from the general population...

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer

In a recent study, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) was found to be a potential precursor to prostate cancer. A twenty-year analysis of 1,033 men with IBD and 9,306 healthy men showed that those with IBD had a higher incidence rate of developing prostate cancer than those without IBD. IBD, which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, is a common ailment in the US, afflicting approximately 1.6 million people, 1 million of them being men. The study, published in European Urology, found t...

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