By Cara Murez
TUESDAY, May 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) — What puts kids at risk for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and what could help prevent it?
A review of 36 observational studies that included 6.4 million kids offers some key clues.
Taking antibiotics at an early age, eating a Western diet and living in a more affluent family were associated with an increased IBD risk. But living in a household with pets and siblings and eating plenty of veggies were linked to a lower risk.
“Pediatric IBD cases are rising globally, and approximately 1 in 4 of all IBD cases are now…