Gay Men are Twice as Likely to have this Disease, say Scientists

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By Aahil

The project will provide individualized, precision medicine for minority patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

According to a research from Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, homosexual men are more than twice as likely as heterosexual guys to have inflammatory bowel disease.

The significance of the study is underscored by the fact that, according to Gallup, more than 7.1% of Americans, up from 5.6% in 2020, identify as LGBTQIA+.

The results showed that 1.26% of people with ulcerative colitis and 0.8% of those with a diagnosis of high-risk same-sex activity had Crohn's disease.

These findings were compared to those of heterosexual males who participate in high-risk conduct, of whom 0.49% had ulcerative colitis and 0.52% had Crohn's disease

High-risk sexual activity was characterised in this study as having several partners and being sexually active without barrier protection.

With this year's funding for the Cleveland Digestive Diseases Research Core Center, the team will continue to study if and how LGBTQIA+ people are more prone to GI diseases (DDRCC).

Our $1 million NIH grant funding, which runs from 2020 through 2025, will be supplemented by this extra award, Cominelli added.