Question: Can drinking alcohol chronically lead to IBD?

I was searching online why alcohol caused stomach pain and came across this statement:

"Drinking alcohol chronically may lead to inflammatory bowel disease, which is often manifested by abdominal discomfort and diarrhea."

I realize there is a lot of different information on the internet but wondering how factual this statement is? Is this true?


Andrea M.

IBD Advocate


There is no evidence to support that statement.


Dr. Brian Bressler


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