Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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March 5, 2016

Lifestyle and Diet in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Note: This post was originally published on Mayo Clinic News Network  Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which consists of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, can be a frustrating diagnosis to deal with. In general, there is no clear evidence that one trigger alone causes problems. Therefore, there is no particular food, diet or lifestyle that causes, prevents […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, diet, IBD, Mayo Clinic Health System, Sebastian Strobel, ulcerative colitis

February 29, 2016

Another Reason for Teens to Eat Their Vegetables

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Both Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) present day-to-day as well as long-term challenges for the adolescent patient. Based upon a study, published in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Dr. Laura Raffals offers insights into the association between teenagers’ diet and the risk of developing IBD. Researchers categorized the diet into two groups: Prudent […]

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Tags: Crohn's disease, diet, IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Laura Raffals, teenagers, ulcerative colitis

December 29, 2015

Specific Carbohydrate Diet for Pediatric IBD

By Kanaaz Pereira kanaazpe

Dietary intervention such as the specific carbohydrate diet (SCD), initially used to treat celiac disease, has been effective in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as well. Dr. Jeanne Tung, M.D., discusses a study, published in the journal Nutrition, where pediatric gastroenterologists at Seattle Children’s Hospital looked back at their patients who had tried the […]

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Tags: diet, fecal microbiome, IBD, Jeanne Tung, nutrition, Specific Carbohydrate Diet

November 19, 2014

Diet and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Edward Loftus Jr., M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, discusses the topic of using nutrition in the setting of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), dietary changes that may help patients with IBD, and the difficulty of proving whether or not specific diets are helpful in treating IBD.   For more information about IBD, visit

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Tags: diet, dietary changes, Edward Loftus, IBD, nutrition

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