RELATIONSHIP OF DUODENAL ULCER WITH DIET, SMOKING. FAMILY HISTORY AND BLOOD GROUP.

One hundred endoscopically proven duodenal ulcer (D.U.) subjects were studied to find out relationship of the ulcer with spice in diet, smoking, family history and blood group. Prior to the onset of ulcer disease, 30% of the subjects took average amount spice, 41% took above average amount and 29% patients took below average amount but this was not significantly different from the control group. 75% of D.U. subjects were smokers, whereas 67% of the controls were smokers, which is also not statistically ~ignificant. 32% of D.U. subjects gave history of D.U. among first degree relatives whereas…

 

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