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Journal of Crohn's and Colitis: 9 (8)


Laurence J. Egan, Ireland

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Maria T. Abreu, USAShomron Ben-Horin, IsraelSilvio Danese, ItalyPeter Lakatos, HungaryMiles Parkes, UKGijs van den Brink, NLSéverine Vermeire, Belgium


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Alimentary disorders in young females with irritable bowel syndrome or ulcerative procto-sigmoiditis: A preliminary report

Nicola Della Valle, Mariabeatrice Principi, Enzo Ierardi
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crohns.2012.07.015 e112-e113 First published online: 1 April 2013

Dear Sir,

Distal ulcerative colitis (procto-sigmoiditis; distal UC), functional diseases (irritable bowel syndrome — IBS) as well as eating disorders are frequently found in young females in Western countries. Indeed, in Europe and North America with high-rate of inflammatory bowel diseases in young subjects,1 there is a large availability of food despite female attractiveness is linked to thinness.2 They refer to a group of chronic psychiatric conditions which may involve either scarce or excessive food intake with a damage of physical and mental health.3 The association between organic and/or functional intestinal diseases may be interesting especially in a high risk …

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