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World J Gastroenterol. Sep 14, 2010; 16(34): 4297-4304
Published online Sep 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i34.4297
Pre-illness changes in dietary habits and diet as a risk factor for inflammatory bowel disease: A case-control study
Giovanni Maconi, Sandro Ardizzone, Claudia Cucino, Cristina Bezzio, Antonio Giampiero Russo, Gabriele Bianchi Porro
Giovanni Maconi, Sandro Ardizzone, Cristina Bezzio, Gabriele Bianchi Porro, Department of Clinical Sciences, L. Sacco University Hospital, 20157 Milan, Italy
Claudia Cucino, Endoscopy Unit, Istituto Clinico Santa Rita, 20131 Milan, Italy
Antonio Giampiero Russo, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit, San Carlo Borromeo Hospital, 20153 Milan, Italy
Author contributions: Maconi G contributed to the hypothesis, study design, data analysis, statistical analysis, manuscript preparation, and editing; Ardizzone S contributed to interpretation of data, manuscript preparation and editing; Cucino C contributed to the hypothesis, study design, collection of data and manuscript preparation; Bezzio C contributed to the collection of data and editing; Russo AG contributed to the statistical analysis and editing; Bianchi Porro G contributed to the editing and final approving of the study.
Correspondence to: Dr. Giovanni Maconi, Chair of Gastroenterology, Department of Clinical Sciences, L. Sacco University Hospital, Via G.B. Grassi, 74, 20157 Milan, Italy.
Telephone: +39-2-39042486 Fax: +39-2-39042232
Received: July 7, 2009
Revised: September 14, 2009
Accepted: September 21, 2009
Published online: September 14, 2010
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