​Chronic Disease Research Network 

Learn about a network of clinical research studies in Canada that aim to understand the relationship between diet and the human microbiome to discover new therapies, such as fecal microbial therapy or transplant, for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, IBD and associated psychiatric disorders. This Chronic Disease Research Network includes researchers, gastroenterologists, geneticists and epidemiologists from across Canada. 


Dr. Paul Moayyedi, Professor in the Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology at McMaster University, Director of Clinical Research at the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute.



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  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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