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Regular use of aspirin increases risk of Crohn’s disease by 5 times, study finds

May 18

People who take aspirin regularly for a year or more may be at an increased risk of developing Crohn’s disease, according to a new study by the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Led by Dr Andrew Hart of UEA’s School of Medicine, the research was presented for the first time at the Digestive Disease Week conference in New Orleans.

Crohn’s disease is a serious condition affecting 60,000 people in the UK and 500,000 people in the US. It is characterized by inflammation and swelling of any part of the digestive system. This can lead to debilitating symptoms and requires patients to take life-long medication. Some patients need surgery and some sufferers have an increased risk of bowel cancer

via Regular use of aspirin increases risk of Crohn’s disease by 5 times, study finds.

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