USA: Risk for Most Cardiovascular Diseases No Higher With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Among postmenopausal women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), there is no higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) compared with women without IBD, although the risk for ischemic stroke may be higher, according to a study published online April 29 in Digestive Diseases and Sciences.

Ruby Greywoode, M.D., from the Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York, and colleagues examined whether women with IBD have increased CVD risk after menopause. The analysis included data from 134,022 Women’s Health Initiative participants.

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