IBD linked to increased dementia risk
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are more than twice as likely to develop dementia, especially Alzheimer's disease, according to a study.
Those with IBD are also diagnosed with dementia on average seven years earlier than controls, the researchers report in Gut.
Lead author Dr Yen-Po Wang of Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan, said the findings suggested that patients with IBD may benefit from increased clinical vigilance.
"Early recognition and intervention will