Challenges remain, but microbiome may hold guide to inflammatory disease

CHICAGO — Inflammatory bowel disease is known as a prototype for new-age diseases. It grew out of industrializing countries a little more than a century ago and the prevalence grew as populations exploded and lifestyles changed. Now, it is growing in countries with emerging industrialization, mirroring its original growth.
“This tells us that there are environmental influences on these types of disorders probably based on some kind of genetic background,” Eugene B. Chang, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Chicago, said in his presentation at IAS 2019. “What

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