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May 11, 2016 · 3 Replies

CCFA to Study Impact of Specific Diets on Crohn's Disease

By Kanaaz @kanaazpe

One of the first questions that people diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have is, "What can I eat, and will changing my diet help with the symptoms or even cure my disease?"  The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) has been given $2.5 million to investigate the value of a carbohydrate-rich diet and a Mediterranean-style diet in preventing relapse in Crohn’s patients who are currently in remission. People enrolled will be randomized to one of the two diets, and free meals will be provided for six weeks through a meal-delivery service. Patients can continue purchasing meals afterwards. There will be multiple sites across the country, and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is one of them.

Dr. Sunanda Kane M.D., outlines more details about the study, known as the Food and Crohn’s Exacerbation Study (FACES).

You can learn more about the study online here.

For more information about IBD, visit

Dr. Kane is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic.

Tags: Clinical Trials, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), dietary changes, Events, Food and Crohn's Exacerbation Study (FACES), IBD, Sunanda Kane


Posted by @lisan, May 13, 2016

If one were interested in becoming a participant in the FACES study, how would they do so? Checked and not listed as yet recruiting.


Posted by @kanaazpe, May 13, 2016

You could view the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America's homepage:

Or For more information about CCFA Partners or to enroll, visit


Posted by @kanaazpe, May 13, 2016

For more information about CCFA Partners or to enroll, visit
Or you could go to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's home page too:


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