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Smoking and ulcerative colitis

Study evaluates the effect of smoking status on disease outcomes in ulcerative colitis

Because smokers are less likely to develop ulcerative colitis (UC), a type of inflammatory bowel disease, patients with UC may be tempted to start smoking to lessen their symptoms. Researchers found no beneficial effects of smoking, however, in a nationwide study that included 6,754 patients with UC.

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Posted on: August 9 2019

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