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Diet as a Therapeutic Option for Adult Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Review article
Kakodkar S, et al. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2017.

Abstract

There are many mechanisms to explain how food may drive and ameliorate inflammation. Although there are no consistent macronutrient associations inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) development, many exclusion diets have been described: IgG-4 guided exclusion diet; semivegetarian diet; low-fat, fiber-limited exclusion diet; Paleolithic diet; Maker's diet; vegan diet; Life without Bread diet; exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN), the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) and the low FODMAP diet. The literature on diet and IBD is reviewed with a particular focus on EEN, SCD, and low FODMAP diets. Lessons learned from the existing observations and strengths and shortcomings of existing data are presented.

Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

PMID

29173519 [Indexed for MEDLINE]

PMCID

PMC5821251

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