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Rise in Scots children bowel diseases

13th June 2012

An Edinburgh University study of all Children's hospitals in Scotland has revealed that a growing number of children in Scotland are being diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease.

Researchers say cases or up by more than 75% in the past 13 years and could be due to poor diet, lack of sunlight and low levels of Vitamin D. The study found between 2003 and 2008, 436 under-16s in Scotland were diagnosed with the disease IBD, which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

 

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