Inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract can lead to heart disease

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American scientists conducted a series of clinical studies and found that inflammatory bowel pathological processes can cause the development of cardiovascular diseases. In particular, we are talking about such incurable pathologies such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

To confirm their assumptions, scientists have analyzed the case histories of more than 17 million people. The age category ranged from 18 to 65 years. Approximately 200,000 people were diagnosed with gastroenterological illnesses of an inflammatory nature, as well as factors contributing to the development of cardiovascular diseases: smoking, diabetes in history, high blood pressure, high cholesterol.

The likelihood of developing cardiovascular pathologies in such patients was higher by almost 25%. In addition, it was found that women with a history of ulcerative colitis, a heart attack was diagnosed more often than men with the same clinical picture. However, after 40 years, such distinctions are eliminated – the frequency of onset of symptoms of cardiovascular pathological processes occurs in almost equal numbers.

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