Study links smoking to poorer Crohn's disease outcomes

09/16/2013 | Healio

Data on 3,224 Crohn's disease patients included in an inflammatory bowel disease registry in Spain showed current and former smokers were sicker and needed more treatment than nonsmokers. Researchers wrote smokers had poorer outcomes than nonsmokers and also needed immunosuppressants and anti-TNF therapy earlier, "suggesting the presence of an increased disease activity among smokers."

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