Interesting stats on IBD (Canada)

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pb4
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   Posted 10/29/2008 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Especially looking at the chart comparison for the differences between UC and CD regarding fistulas.

http://www.ccfc.ca/English/images/proclamations/BIBDC%20FINAL%20October%2029th%20EN.pdf


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   Posted 10/29/2008 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
That is a pretty in depth and interesting article, it seems more fistulas in CD because the ulcerations and inflammation run deeper in the tissues. I thought it even more interesting that, at least in UC, that smokers had a lesser incidence of the disease, and just the opposite in CD. Have you seen any articles like that for the US?

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pb4
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   Posted 10/29/2008 11:45 PM (GMT -6)   
No I haven't seen any like that for the U.S. I just found it today when visiting the CCFC so I thought I'd share it because it was very in depth and had such interesting stats.

There have been articles posted about how the carbon monoxide from smoking aids with inflammation in the colon for UCers and also articles about how smoking (including second-hand smoke) is an actual known trigger for crohn's although I have crohn's (crohn's colitis specifically which is CD affecting my colon) and I do much better smoking than not) so nothing's written in stone when it comes to that, not to mention many UCers still have issues even while smoking.

And yes, Fistulas are connected to crohn's for that reason and not to UC for that same reason, that's why any UCer who has issues with fistulas should really be checked over again to ensure their DX, I know I've read some articles on the net that say UCers can also get fistulas but even asking my GI who is one of the top lead researchers for IBD in Canada, has stated that it's not likely related to one having UC but a misDX instead.

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yuckygut
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   Posted 10/31/2008 12:43 AM (GMT -6)   

pb, if you see anything that in depth on stats in the US, let us know.  I also wonder why the incidence is higher in Canada than the US??  Could lack of sunlight, or lesser exposure to sunlight have anything to do with it(vitamin D)?

 

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pb4
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   Posted 10/31/2008 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think researchers are quite clear yet on why either...I know that it varies from province to province as well, there was a time when it was higher in Alberta (where I live) and now Nova Scotia has taken the lead.

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   Posted 10/31/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
It's funny that you mention Vitamin D. When I was away in Mexico, drinking acohol and eating thigns like french fries pizza and chicken fingers for a week straight, I had NO ISSUES with my UC. Stools were perfectly formed, no gas, I felt great. And I never have any problems during the summer time. I feel there is a definite link between my UC behaviour and my exposure to the sun. And I always flare around August when I'm loosing my tan from the summer, which means i'm no longer getting that steady stream of Vitamin D from the sun I had been getting throughout the summer. Definitely interesting.
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yuckygut
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   Posted 11/1/2008 12:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I have also seen a lot of research on vitamin D and cancer prevention and MS

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kim123
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   Posted 11/1/2008 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Two such articles on vitamin D/ sunlight and cancer........

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2002/04/03/sun-prevents-cancer.aspx

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/Vitamin-D-is-a-Key-Player-in-Your-Overall-Health.aspx

Post Edited (kim123) : 11/1/2008 12:32:44 PM (GMT-6)

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