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Ulcerative ColitisRisk Factors

Key Risk Factors for Ulcerative Colitis

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Woman with stomach pain sitting on the floor at home.
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DNA.
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Genetics and UC: Your family history may contribute


Mature couple relaxing.
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Does gender play a role in UC development?


Group of young people.
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European descent and UC risk


Carpenter sawing wood.
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The impact of socioeconomic class on UC


Crowd of people in the city.
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Where you live may affect your UC risk


Air pollution.
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Environmental risk factors for UC


Smoke free.
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Smoking and UC risk


Birth control pills.
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Birth control pills and UC


Lymphatic system.
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Autoimmune reactions and UC risk


Antibiotics.
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Antibiotics


Doctor and patient.
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The bottom line


Jennifer Mitchell Wilson

Jennifer Mitchell Wilson

@Jen_Rackley

Jennifer Mitchell Wilson is a dietitian and mother of three girls. Two of her children have dealt with acid reflux disease, food allergies, migraines, and asthma. She has a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from Harding University and has done graduate work in public health and nutrition through Eastern Kentucky University. In addition to writing for HealthCentral, she does patient consults and serves on the Board of Directors for the Pediatric Adolescent Gastroesophageal Reflux Association.