Research Paper Title
Physical Activity and Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Prospective Study from the Nurses’ Health Study Cohorts.
What is the association between physical activity and risk of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease?
Physical activity was inversely associated with risk of Crohn’s disease but not of ulcerative colitis.
What is Known and What This Paper Adds
Many previous studies have limited information on physical activity and lifestyle factors that can influence or modify the association between physical activity and risk of inflammatory bowel disease. This study shows that increased physical activity is associated with a lower risk of Crohn’s disease but not of ulcerative colitis. Taken together with previous observations that physical activity may induce autophagy and modulate innate immunity, this study’s findings suggest that such pathways may play a stronger role in the cause of both diseases.
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