Patients with inflammatory bowel disease who either currently or formerly smoked cigarettes were at higher risk for colorectal neoplasia, according to study results.

Kimberley W.J. van der Sloot, MD, from the department of gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, wrote because of low use of screening, better methods are needed to help stratify individuals at higher risk for colorectal neoplasia (CRN).

“Cigarette smoking is associated with an increased risk of complications through increased inflammation in Crohn’s disease, while the opposite

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