Childhood abuse linked to ulcerative colitis

A Canadian study has found the risk of ulcerative colitis is much greater in people who suffered physical or sexual abuse as a child.

Data from a population-based sample of 22,000 people from a mental health survey shows the odds of ulcerative colitis were 2.28 times higher in those who reported that an adult had at least once kicked, bit, choked, burned or physically attacked them as a child.

The risk was