Specific carbohydrate diet for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease in clinical practice within an academic IBD center
By Chinonyelum Obih M.D, Ghassan Wahbeh M.D Dale Lee M.D
While dietary concerns have been identified as being linked to the pathogenesis of IBD, common clinical treatment has not broughts diet adjustments to the forefront. This being said the Seattle Children’s Hospital has lead the charge in developing an integrated program focused on dietary concerns. This program incorporates the specific carbohydrate diet (SCD) into their treatment of patients. Researchers have evaluated these methods in a 2016 study and concluded that the results provide evidence that the SCD can be integrated into a tertiary care center and may improve clinical and laboratory parameters for pediatric patients. However further research must be conducted to ascertain it’s true benefits.