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?

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Andrea M.

IBD Advocate

Answer

There is no evidence to support that statement.

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Dr. Brian Bressler

Gastroenterologist

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