Plant-based Fasting-Mimicking Diet May Help Lessen IBD Severity

Plant-based Fasting-Mimicking Diet May Help Lessen IBD Severity
A short-term, plant-based fasting-mimicking diet followed by a normal diet lessened several of the hallmarks of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a study in a mouse model shows. The study, "Fasting-Mimicking Diet Modulates Microbiota and Promotes Intestinal Regeneration to Reduce Inflammatory Bowel Disease Pathology," was published in the journal Cell Reports. Increasing research shows that dietary interventions can have a therapeutic role in IBD. The so-called fasting-mimicking diet (FMD) consists of eating a diet low in carbohydrates, protein, calories and fat for about five days. The aim is to induce the body into a fasting period
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