Exposure to Severe Wartime Conditions in Early Life Is Associated With an Increased Risk of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Population-Based Cohort Study
Klooker, Tamira K × Braak, Breg Painter, Rebecca C de Rooij, Susanne R van Elburg, Ruurd M van den Wijngaard, Rene M Roseboom, Tessa J Boeckxstaens, Guy #
Nature Publishing Group
American Journal of Gastroenterology vol:104 issue:9 pages:2250-2256
OBJECTIVES: Stressful events during early life have been suggested to play an important role in the development of the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In this study, we evaluate whether an exposure to severe wartime conditions during gestation and in early life are associated with an increased prevalence of IBS.