For IBD Patients, Dietary Fiber Has Multiple Benefits

For IBD Patients, Dietary Fiber Has Multiple Benefits
In a recent review study entitled “The role of dietary fibre in inflammatory bowel disease,” researchers reviewed and summarized the current knowledge of the potential anti-inflammatory effects of dietary fiber in the course of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The study was published in the Gastroenterology Review journal. IBD comprises a group of diseases characterized by chronic inflammation particularly of the colon and small intestine. The two main types of IBD are Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), but IBD’s etiology remains unclear. Despite the progress in IBD medicines, its incidence is still increasing, particularly in the industrialized countries. The composition of the intestinal microflora and diet are factors increasingly recognized to affect disease progression in IBD patients. The authors reviewed and summarized the current knowledge on the effects of dietary fiber in IBD. Notably, the most updated and current definition of dietary fiber is “carbohydrate polymers with three or more monomeric units, which are neither digested nor absorbed in the small intestine of humans,” according to The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC). The team revised studies that investigated both the effects of dietary fiber in animal models of inflammatory bowel diseases but also included studies on dietary fiber in humans with IBD. The team reported that both type of studies analyzed supported the concept that dietary fiber offers significant clinical benefits for patients with IBD. Specifically, they found tha
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  1. Patricia Chieffo says:

    This website is very helpful. Can I assume that besides
    vegetables, that ground flaxseed is a good source of
    fiber for IBD sufferers?
    Thank you!
    Patricia Chieffo

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