Can Having IBD Shorten Your Life?


Sumary of Can Having IBD Shorten Your Life?:

  • Between 1996 and 2011, average life expectancy for women with IBD rose nearly three years (from 75.5 to 78.4 years)..
  • In addition, health-adjusted life expectancy among women with IBD is 9.5 to 13.5 years shorter than among those without IBD, and 2.6 to 6.7 years shorter among men with IBD than those without IBD, the investigators found..
  • “The good news is life expectancy has increased in people with IBD, but there is still a gap between people with and without the disease,”…

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