6. Where You Live
Some factors are beyond one’s control, for example, the place we are born. This may very well be incidental when it comes to ulcerative colitis because it affects our immediate surroundings. In other words, location determines the amount of pollution your body is exposed to, as well as other variables like temperature and resources. Studies have shown that people who live in more northern latitudes have an increased risk of developing ulcerative colitis, both in Europe and North America. The presence of certain pollutants and dietary factors are also important in this regard.