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Risk Factors and Causes of Inflammatory Bowel Disease


2. Diet

It’s probably no shocker that what you put into your body will travel through your intestines, and may play a role in the risk of intestinal troubles. However, there doesn’t seem to be any solid evidence of this.

Health.com offers that there’s “conflicting research” as to whether what you eat is associated with IBD risk. It points to a study out of Japan that shows an increased risk of Crohn’s in women who consume a lot of protein (particularly animal protein), while other studies suggest a link to a high-fat and high-sugar diet.

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