Increased Intake of Fats and Sugar is Main Cause of Higher Crohn’s Disease Incidence in Japan, According to GlobalData

27 Feb 2013 • by Natalie Aster

Western influence on Japan’s national diet has played a significant role in swelling in the prevalence of Crohn’s disease across Japan, and the trend will continue over the next decade.

According to the report "EpiCast Report: Crohn’s Disease Epidemiology Forecast to 2022" by GlobalData, the number of prevalent cases will climb from 70,002 in 2012 to 88,735 by the end of 2022, representing an increase of just under 27%.

Report Details:

EpiCast Report: Crohn’s Disease Epidemiology Forecast to 2022
Published: January, 2013
Pages: 56
Price: US$ 6,995.00

Of the 10 countries studied in GlobalData’s latest publication (the US, Canada, India, China, Japan and the five major European markets), Japan is expected to demonstrate the highest growth in prevalent cases of Crohn’s disease over the next decade. India is forecast to follow, with an increase of 16%, while the number of prevalent cases across Germany and Italy is expected to drop over the next 10 years (due primarily to small population decreases).

The report explains that the increased intake of fats and sugar by the Japanese population is a key contributor to the rising level of Crohn’s disease witnessed in Japan in recent years, as a poor diet enhances the risk of developing the condition.

GlobalData estimates that the number of prevalent cases across the 10 markets covered in the report will increase by 11% over the next decade, from 1.3 million in 2012 to 1.5 million by 2022.

More information can be found in the report “EpiCast Report: Crohn’s Disease Epidemiology Forecast to 2022” by GlobalData.

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