Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned on August 28 after struggling with a relapse of his chronic bowel condition, ulcerative colitis. Photo: KyodoJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned on August 28 after struggling with a relapse of his chronic bowel condition, ulcerative colitis. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned on August 28 after struggling with a relapse of his chronic bowel condition, ulcerative colitis. Photo: Kyodo

Shinzo Abe, Chadwick Boseman’s bowel diseases: what you need to know to spot, treat and prevent chronic bowel conditions like IBD

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s affliction, ulcerative colitis, is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that left untreated can be life-threatening
  • There is a trend of younger patients developing colon cancer, which claimed the life of US actor Chadwick Boseman, one expert says

Topic |   Wellness
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned on August 28 after struggling with a relapse of his chronic bowel condition, ulcerative colitis. Photo: KyodoJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned on August 28 after struggling with a relapse of his chronic bowel condition, ulcerative colitis. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned on August 28 after struggling with a relapse of his chronic bowel condition, ulcerative colitis. Photo: Kyodo
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