Risk for developing inflammatory bowel disease was increased among first-degree relatives of individuals who already had the disease, according to study results.

Hyeong Sik Ahn, of the department of preventive medicine at Korea University, and colleagues wrote that family history is among the strongest risk factors for incident IBD. However, its impact is not fully understood worldwide.

“True population-based studies quantifying precise risk estimates of familial IBD incidence are limited, with none available in non-Western populations,” they wrote. “However, there are now

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