Never heard of it. Could you give a link? Sounds to me like a fantasy, as I'm sure many with Crohn's have never been to Mexico. Nor do Mexicans have an unusually high incidence of Crohn's.
The one ethnic group most associated with Crohn's is Ashke**** Jews. This led some to believe that it was a hereditary disease. However, Crohn's is increasing rapidly in many other ethnic groups spread far and wide, and the hereditary theory is becoming harder to sustain. Just why Crohn's is spreading remains a mystery.
(Note: the auto-censor on this web site hid the last half of the word Ashke**** - that's not my doing). Take a look at this to understand what I'm talking about
If we're going to take wild stabs at what might be causing Crohn's to increase, I have my own theory (totally unverified, I might add). The increased consumption of milk containing recombinant bovine somatrophin(or rBST or rBGH). Whether or not you believe this, take a look at this interesting article about
how this stuff is being plugged, (especially in the USA) and how much effort is going into keeping it secret:
Crohn's since 1988
Post Edited (ozonehole) : 3/6/2008 3:08:29 PM (GMT-7)