New IBD clues emerge from Australian study

EATING fast food more than once a week is highly correlated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in adults, researchers have found.

In the first Australian population-based study of environmental exposures experienced by patients with IBD, researchers also show high fruit intake and caffeine are protective.

The case-control study of 236 people was conducted in Barwon, Victoria, which has one of the world’s highest incidence rates of IBD.

The researchers, from Barwon Health and St Vincent’s Hospital, Fitzroy, found that frequent fast food intake was associated