The Manitoba IBD Risk Factor Study



In 2002 with funding from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada we initiated our Manitoba IBD Risk Factor Study ($180,000). To conduct this study we recruited nearly 500 subjects with IBD and from the general Manitoba population nearly 500 healthy controls, all under age 50. All participants completed a multi-item survey inquiring about lifestyle and dietary habits particularly during childhood. While this study had completed its enrollment at least 5 years ago, ongoing reports are being generated from this study. Two important issues addressed by this study are:

“What are the risk factors associated with getting diagnosed with IBD?” and;

“Can we uncover possible causes of IBD?”

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