Plant-based Diet Beneficial to Crohn’s Patients, Case Study Suggests

Plant-based Diet Beneficial to Crohn’s Patients, Case Study Suggests
A high-fiber diet rich in plant proteins and whole foods may be effective to treat Crohn’s disease, according to a recently published case report. "This case study offers hope for hundreds of thousands of people suffering from the painful symptoms associated with Crohn's disease," Hana Kahleova, MD, PhD, director of clinical research at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and co-author of the study, said in a press release. The study, “Crohn’s Disease Remission with a Plant-Based Diet: A Case Report” was published in the journal Nutrients. Diet plays a vital role in regulating gut bacteria, inflammation, and associated symptoms in patients with inflammatory bowel disorders (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Moreover, IBD can be triggered by a diet high in processed food. Research has shown that dietary changes can serve as a therapeutic option for IBD. In this study, the researchers describe the case of a 25-year-old man with Crohn’s disease who presented with weight loss, flu-like symptoms, severe diarrhea and a history of abscesses around the a
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