Childhood exposure to residential greenspace was associated with a reduced risk for inflammatory bowel disease, according to data published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

“Intervention studies designed to target specific environmental risk factors to reduce the risk of IBD should include greenspace in study design,” Michael Elten, MSc, from the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa in Canada, and colleagues wrote. “It is possible that by changing our immediate environment, we could prevent childhood-onset IBD.”

Elten and colleagues

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