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The association between inflammatory potential of diet and disease activity

Results from a cross-sectional study in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Abstract Background Diet may play a role in disease status in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. We tested whether the inflammatory potential of diet, based on a summation of pro- and anti-inflammatory nutrients, is associated with disease activity in patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Methods Participants completed a disease activity questionnaire (short Crohn’s […]

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Top 5 wellbeing tips with Flic

Posted: September 16 2020

Make a few small changes in your everyday life and see big differences. Corethentic founder and Live Fearless Challenge Ambassador, Flic Manning shares with us a few ways to treat yourself well and be mindful of your body and mind. Tip 1 Having IBD means that wellbeing needs to be your first priority. You not […]

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Harvard study links inflammatory diet to Crohn’s disease

Posted: August 31 2020

Read Harvard study links inflammatory diet to Crohn’s disease. A Harvard study published online May 7, 2020, by Gastroenterology found another potential risk: Crohn’s disease, a condition characterized by areas of inflammation throughout the large and small intestines. Researchers evaluated 30 years’ worth of self-reported diet information from more than 208,000 men and women. Diets were scored based […]

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High-fat diet with antibiotic use linked to gut inflammation

Combining Western diet and antibiotic use is a pre- IBD risk factor.

UC Davis researchers have found that combining a Western-style high-fat diet with antibiotic use significantly increases the risk of developing pre-inflammatory bowel disease (pre-IBD). The study, published July 14 in Cell Host and Microbe, suggests that this combination shuts down the energy factories (mitochondria) in cells of the colon lining, leading to gut inflammation. Irritable bowel […]

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Antioxidants in corn line could aid human IBD protection, therapy

Posted: July 13 2020

The researchers bred a novel line of corn at Penn State’s Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center to produce compounds called flavan-4-ols. The team then conducted an experiment with mice to judge the effect of those powerful antioxidant compounds on induced inflammation of the colon. “In this study, we utilized two corn lines­ – one […]

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Med diet beneficial for bowel disease patients, study suggests

Posted: June 25 2020

Patients who had adhered to the Mediterranean diet benefited from a decrease in their body mass index (BMI) and saw their waistlines shrink. Lower inflammatory markers and less disease activity were also noted. “Our data support the role of nutritional counseling in the multidisciplinary management of IBD,” Fabio Chicco, the study’s lead author, told Reuters. “The adoption […]

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The rundown of dietary supplements and their effects on inflammatory bowel disease

Some specific substances should be analysed for their benefits or drawbacks in the course of IBD. Such substances are probiotics, polyphenols, fibers, fatty acids, as well as certain low FODMAP diets to be discussed.

Inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are a life-long, chronic, and relapsing problem affecting 11.2 million people worldwide. To date, there is pharmacological therapy to treat symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal cramping/pain. These medications also help to alleviate everyday discomfort; however, there are no curative therapies. Recent studies have investigated […]

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I have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). What should I eat?

Posted: May 27 2020

New IBD dietary guidelines To help patients and providers navigate these nutritional questions, the International Organization of IBD (IOIBD) recently reviewed the best current evidence to develop expert recommendations regarding dietary measures that might help to control and prevent relapse of IBD. In particular, the group focused on the dietary components and additives that they felt were […]

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Certain foods common in diets of US adults with inflammatory bowel disease

Posted: May 7 2020

The researchers analyzed the National Health Interview Survey 2015 to determine the food intake and frequency of consumption for U.S. adults with inflammatory bowel disease. The survey assessed 26 foods. The findings, published in the journal PLOS One, reveal that foods typically labeled as junk food were associated with inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory bowel disease, which […]

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Can food play a role in reducing inflammation?

Posted: April 9 2020

It’s natural – and often sensible – to turn to medicine to help treat health problems, but have you considered the role food could play too? Physiotherapist Louise Blanchfield was desperate to help improve her husband Richard’s health after he developed a form of inflammatory arthritis that led to him walking with a stick and […]

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