Exercise Decreases Risk of Future Active Disease in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients in Remission
By Patricia D. Jones, Michael D. Kappelman, Christopher F. Martin
A large prospective study was conducted with 1,857 inflammatory bowel disease patients in remission, to observe the link between increased exercise and the onset of subsequent active disease. With the primary outcome measured after a period of six months, the study found that there was a significantly decreased risk for the onset of active Crohn’s disease in patients with higher exercise levels. In patients with ulcerative colitis, the risk also showed a decrease (however not statistically significant).