Research into diet and the effect it has on IBD symptoms is always big news, and even more so during the month of May, which is IBD Awareness Month. A new study has found that including soy in your diet may help to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). MORE: Vlogger shares her tips for living with ulcerative colitis. Researchers from Pennsylvania State University fed mouse models with ulcerative colitis a soy protein concentrate and found that it improved two of the symptoms commonly associated with the disease: weight loss and an enlarged spleen. Positive effects were also noted when the protein was used with human cultivated intestine cells.