By Cara Murez 

HealthDay Reporter

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…


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