Patients who adhere to health lifestyle choices, including those related to diet, exercise and smoking habits, had reduced mortality, according to study results.

Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan, MD, MPH, of the division of gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues wrote that these lifestyle factors have been associated with reduced mortality in the general population, but some of the recommendations are contrary to what is sometimes advised or practiced in IBD.

“Active inflammation and gastrointestinal symptoms often reduce the ability to practice regular physical

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