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Role of Diet in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By Université Sorbonne Paris Cité

While not at the forefront of medical research into IBD, there is evidence to suggest that dietary concerns should be taken seriously by researchers. In a 2016 article addressing this topic, Ruemmele FM suggests that particular diets (high protein, high sugar & low fiber) typically prevalent in western countries may be worsening conditions. He concludes that current evidence for dietary changes is strictly anadodical which has undermined this consideration in treatments. Ruemmele contends that there needs to be a greater push toward serious academic research and trials as they relate to diet for IBD patients.

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Posted on: February 23 2018

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Good article. I certainly appreciate this site. Continue the good work!

I was very interested in the article "Good Vs bad bacteria - the bugs responsible for Crohn's disease". I was diagnosed with IBD 6 months ago and after a very bad reaction to Pentasa (but unproven) I was told to wait and try again when the symptoms peaked again. However, I started taking Probiotics each day and (touch wood) I have been in remission for 5 months, with high hopes. I am very interested in the research in this field.

My 16 year old daughter was diagnosed with UC in July 2016 and after 4 flare ups within 12 months and trying different medications, she was prescribed infliximab. This has been the miracle medication for her and am so thankful that she has been able to return to a "relatively normal life", enjoying school and her passion for sports again (bar 8 weekly visits to PMH for inflixmab infusions, routine colonoscopies and mezzaline daily). I had very little knowledge of UC and autoimmunie disease for that matter; and was shellshocked at how debilitating it can be. We are so grateful to have a wonderful gastro and medical team supporting my daughter and of course the impact that inflixmab has had; however know it is still early days and don't want to take anything for granted.

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