The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the Faroe Islands is the highest in the world and has increased dramatically over the past sixty years - possibly due to changes in environmental factors towards a more “westernised” standard of living. The aim of this study was to investigate differences in exposure to environmental factors prior to diagnosis in the Faroe Islands, and to compare the results to Eastern and Western European IBD patients.
- environmental factors
- inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Faroe Islands