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Does gut bacteria influence my chances of getting IBD?

There's a lot of interest in gut bacteria and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It has been established that people with IBD, whether it's Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, have a different bacterial composition within their small bowel and colon than people who don't. Therefore, it may be that these differences in gut bacteria, in combination with a genetic predisposition or immune system abnormalities, will lead to the diagnosis of IBD.

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