Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis disproportionately affected non-Hispanic white patients, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week.

“The demographics of the United States are rapidly changing; by 2044, non-Hispanic whites will no longer comprise a majority of the population,” Edward Barnes, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said. “Historically, IBD has been considered to be a disease of non-Hispanic whites, the current burden of CD and UC among minority populations is largely unknown. … Improved understanding of the

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