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September 25, 1987 - Image 134

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-09-25

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Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year.

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year.

ESTHER & HARRY DINES
STEVEN & RIVA

MILTON, IVAJEAN, ALICIA,
ANDREW & LESLIE ERLICH

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

MOLLIE & LUDWIG BORAKS

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year
FRED & PAT ERLICH

BRIAN, BARBARA & STEPHANIE

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to all
our friends
and relatives.

to all
our friends
and relatives.

BERNICE JACOBSON &
LEONARD JACOBSON

ERWIN & DORIS KEPES

A Very Happy and Healthy
New Year to All Our Friends
and Family.

A Very Happy and Healthy
New Year to All Our Friends
and Family.

ALLAN & LORI BROOKS, GARRETT & ILANA

To All Our
Relatives
and Friends,
Our wish for a
year filled with
happiness,
health and prosperity.

HARRY & SYBIL EISENSHTADT

A Very Happy and Healthy
New Year to All Our Friends
and Family.

To All Our
Relatives
and Friends,
Our wish for a
year filled with
happiness,
health and prosperity.

NATE, SARA & ABEL FEINSTEIN

of Los Angeles, CA

May the coming year be
one filled with health,
happiness and
prosperity for all our
friends and family.

PHILIP & EDNA MINKIN
& FAMILY

130

FRIDAY, SEPT, 25, 1987

May the New Year Bring
To All Our Friends
and Family — Health,
Joy, Prosperity
and Everything
Good in Life.

THE SELIGMAN FAMILY

LOU, MADELON, MELISSA, ADRIANNE

Jews Among
Crohn's Victims

Crohn's disease, an inflam-
mation of any part of the
digestive tract, from the
mouth to the rectum, and
ulcerative colitis are grouped
under the term intestinal
bowel disorder, or IBD, since
the two illnesses are so
similar. Crohn's disease is
called ileitis when the ileum,
the lower third of the small
intestine, is inflamed.
It has been determined that
IBD "affects Jews out of pro-
portion to their percentage of
the population," said Dr.
Zalman Schrader, a
gastroenterologist in West
Orange, N.J.
The National Foundation
for Ileitis and Colitis (NFIC)
estimates that a's many as
two million adults and
children in the U.S. suffer
from IBD. Doctors and resear-
chers do not know the causes
of the disease. No cure has
been found, but there are
methods for treatment.
Dr. Albert I. Mendeloff, a
former president of the
American Gastroentero-
logical Association and a pro-
fessor of medicine at Johns
Hopkins Medical School in
Baltimore, said that "all
things being equal, Jews are
likely to get it at a rate of
twice that of non-Jews in
Western society. Jews seem to
be more at risk, and there are
more familial cases in Jews."
However, he and other doc:
tors stress that while the
disease is seen in offspring of
victims, it also skips victims,
meaning it isn't necessarily
inherited, at least in any
- predictable way.
Dr. Lawrence Stein, also a
gastroenterologist in West
Orange, said the reason IBD
is seen more frequently in
Jews "may be possible genetic
factors that make people
susceptible to whatever it is
that is causing the illness."
Mendeloff agreed, saying
Jews may have a genetic pro-
clivity to the disease, but he
said there may be en-
vironmental causes as well.
According to the NFIC,
headquartered in New York
City, rates for the disease
among the Jewish population
in Israel have been low, and
then predominantly in those
of Ashkenazic background
rather than Sephardic.
NFIC said studies on the
two groups may show the
significance of environmental
factors on the disease. The
Jewish Community Founda-
tion of MetroWest (N.J.) has
allocated a $5,000 grant for
seed money to begin a refer-
ral and educational center at

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