Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
L. Xu, P. Lochhead, Y. Ko, B. Claggett, R. W. Leong and A. N. Ananthakrishnan
Background: Breastfeeding is a modifiable factor that may influence development of inflammatory bowel diseases. However, literature on this has been inconsistent and not accounted for heterogeneity in populations and exposure.
Aim: To conduct a meta-analysis to examine the association between breastfeeding in infancy and risk of Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC).