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World J Clin Cases. Sep 16, 2022; 10(26): 9542-9544
Published online Sep 16, 2022. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v10.i26.9542
Obesity is associated with colitis in women but not necessarily causal relationship
Wei Shen, Lian-Ping He, Ling-Ling Zhou
Wei Shen, Lian-Ping He, Ling-Ling Zhou, School of Medicine, Taizhou University, Taizhou 318000, Zhejiang Province, China
Author contributions: He LP and Zhou LL conceived of the presented idea and provided critical feedback to the final manuscript; Shen W wrote the manuscript; all authors approved the main conceptual ideas and proof outline; all authors provided final edits and approved the manuscript.
Supported by Curriculum Reform Project of Taizhou University in 2021, No. xkg2021087.
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Corresponding author: Ling-Ling Zhou, MD, Teacher, School of Medicine, Taizhou University, No. 1139 Shifu Avenue, Jiaojiang District, Taizhou 318000, Zhejiang Province, China. 45686662@qq.com
Received: May 2, 2022
Peer-review started: May 2, 2022
First decision: May 28, 2022
Revised: May 29, 2022
Accepted: August 6, 2022
Article in press: August 6, 2022
Published online: September 16, 2022

The relationship between obesity and female risk of microscopic colitis remains to be discussed.

Keywords: Chronic diarrhea, Obesity, Microscopic colitis, Oral contraceptives

Core Tip: Diarrhea can be caused by many reasons, such as taking drugs, postoperative diarrhea, intestinal diseases, food intolerance, etc., which is not necessarily caused by microscopic colitis, so it has a certain influence on the conclusion, and more clinical diagnosis and auxiliary examinations should be needed to eliminate the interference of diarrhea.