Risks of Digestive Diseases in Long COVID: Evidence from a Population-Based Cohort Study

The study, “Risks of Digestive Diseases in Long COVID: Evidence from a Population-Based Cohort Study” conducted using the UK Biobank database, investigates the long-term risk of digestive diseases among COVID-19 patients. This large-scale retrospective cohort study, with up to 2.6 years of follow-up (median follow-up: 0.7 years), included a COVID-19 group (112,311 participants), a contemporary comparison group (359,671 participants), and a historical comparison group (370,979 participants). Key Findings: from non-hospitalized to hospitalized to severe COVID-19 cases​​. Limitations of the Study: The study, while comprehensive, has limitations. It was predominantly conducted on a European population, which may introduce selection bias, as…