Healthy Living

Is 21st Century Living Responsible for Crohn's Disease?

The significance of industrialization

Professor Gilaad G. Kaplan, a gastroenterologist and epidemiologist at the University of Calgary in Canada, has studied extensively the trajectory and evolution of inflammatory bowel disease around the world. Her findings, published in The Lancet, found that the cases of inflammatory bowel disease in North America, Australia, and most European countries have risen significantly in recent history, and then plateaued.