Diet and Nutrition Research Updates
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation supports several major ongoing basic and clinical research projects on diet and nutrition to encourage cooperative efforts among physicians, scientists, research centers and different Foundation initiatives like the environmental triggers initiative and the microbiome initiative.
For instance, one of the current diet studies, the FARMM study, that overlaps with the microbiome initiative, aims to evaluate how specific diets influence intestinal bacterial diversity and by-products of their metabolism. Information gained from these studies could support the translation of new insights and discoveries into specific strategies for microbiome-targeted dietary interventions that may more effectively treat IBD.
Listed below are diet and nutrition related studies that have recently been published in scientific literature:
Dietary intake of patients with inflammatory bowel disease: A comparison with individuals from a general population and associations with relapse
A diet low in red and processed meat does not reduce rate of Crohn's disease flares
Crohn's disease exclusion diet plus partial enteral nutrition induces sustained remission in a randomized controlled trial.
A review of dietary therapy for IBD and a vision for the future
Development of an inflammatory bowel disease-specific nutrition screening tool (IBD-NST)