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Crohn disease diet

Konstantinos C Fragkos, Alastair Forbes
Background: Citrulline has been described as a marker of intestinal function or absorption but evidence varies according to clinical settings. Objective: The objective of this article is to examine the evidence of plasma citrulline as a marker of intestinal function and absorption in various clinical settings. Methods: Studies were examined for p values, means and standard deviations, correlation coefficients or other metrics depicting the association of citrulline with intestinal function...
March 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
Masaya Iwamuro, Shiho Takashima, Toshihiro Inokuchi, Masahiro Takahara, Seiji Kawano, Sakiko Hiraoka, Yoshitaka Kondo, Takehiro Tanaka, Hiroyuki Okada
A 40-year-old Japanese man with abdominal pain was referred to our hospital. The patient had been diagnosed with Crohn's disease at the age of 21 years and had since then received treatment with mesalazine and had been advocated an elemental diet. About 30 months before his visit to the hospital, he had swallowed a patency capsule, the retention of which in the ileum was subsequently detected on abdominal ultrasonography. The patient was advised to undergo the evaluation of stenosis, but he refused further investigation at that time...
2018: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
Daniela Ribeiro, Carina Proenca, Silvia Rocha, Jose L F C Lima, Felix Carvalho, Eduarda Fernandes, Marisa Freitas
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) comprise two disorders of idiopathic chronic intestinal inflammation that affect about three million people worldwide: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Nowadays, the first-line of treatment for patients with mild to moderate symptoms of IBD comprises corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, antibiotics, and biological agents. Unfortunately, none of these drugs are curative, and their long-term use may cause severe side effects and complications. Almost 40% of IBD patients use alternative therapies to complement the conventional one, and flavonoids are gaining attention for this purpose...
February 14, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
Berkeley N Limketkai, Andrea Wolf, Alyssa M Parian
Nutritional strategies have been explored as primary or adjunct therapies for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Exclusive enteral nutrition is effective for the induction of remission in Crohn disease and is recommended as a first-line therapy for children. Dietary strategies focus on adjusting the ratio of consumed nutrients that are proinflammatory or antiinflammatory. Treatments with dietary supplements focus on the antiinflammatory effects of the individual supplements (eg, curcumin, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D) or their positive effects on the intestinal microbiome (eg, prebiotics, probiotics)...
March 2018: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
Emilio J Laserna-Mendieta, Adam G Clooney, Julián F Carretero-Gomez, Carthage Moran, Donal Sheehan, James A Nolan, Colin Hill, Cormac G M Gahan, Susan A Joyce, Fergus Shanahan, Marcus J Claesson
Background and Aims: Alterations in short chain fatty acid metabolism, particularly butyrate, have been reported in inflammatory bowel disease, but results have been conflicting because of small study numbers and failure to distinguish disease type, activity or other variables such as diet. We performed a comparative assessment of the capacity of the microbiota for butyrate synthesis, by quantifying butyryl-CoA:acetate CoA-transferase [BCoAT] gene content in stool from patients with Crohn's disease [CD; n = 71], ulcerative colitis [UC; n = 58] and controls [n = 75], and determined whether it was related to active vs inactive inflammation, microbial diversity, and composition and/or dietary habits...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Sandra Maria Barbalho, Ricardo de Alvares Goulart, Ana Luíza de Carvalho Aranão, Pamela Grazielle Correa de Oliveira
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are mainly represented by ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, and the increase in the incidence tends to follow the rapid industrialization and lifestyle of modern societies. FODMAP (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols) consist of molecules that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine and are fermented by bacteria in the colon leading to symptoms such as bloating, flatulence, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Reduction of the ingestion of FODMAP could reduce the symptoms and improve the quality of life...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Food
Kendra J Kamp, Kelly Brittain
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic illness with periods of varying disease activity called flares and remissions. Since IBD impacts quality of life, patients make IBD disease management decisions every day. Previous research indicates limited insight about factors that influence decisions regarding disease management and the types of decisions IBD patients make. The purpose of this integrative review is to identify types of treatment and non-treatment decisions and the factors that influence decision making regarding disease management among individuals with IBD...
January 8, 2018: Patient
Michael A Henson, Poonam Phalak
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), which include ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, cause chronic inflammation of the digestive tract in approximately 1.6 million Americans. A signature of IBD is dysbiosis of the gut microbiota marked by a significant reduction of obligate anaerobes and a sharp increase in facultative anaerobes. Numerous experimental studies have shown that IBD is strongly correlated with a decrease of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii and an increase of Escherichia coli...
December 28, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
Eleonora Scaioli, Elisa Liverani, Andrea Belluzzi
Eating habits have changed dramatically over the years, leading to an imbalance in the ratio of n-6/n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in favour of n-6 PUFAs, particularly in the Western diet. Meanwhile, the incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasing worldwide. Recent epidemiological data indicate the potential beneficial effect of n-3 PUFAs in ulcerative colitis (UC) prevention, whereas consumption of a higher ratio of n-6 PUFAs versus n-3 PUFAs has been associated with an increased UC incidence...
December 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Gabriele Capurso, Edith Lahner
The gastrointestinal microbiome is a complex echosystem that establishes a symbiotic, mutually beneficial relation with the host, being rather stable in health, but affected by age, drugs, diet, alcohol, and smoking. Alcohol and smoking contribute to changes in the stomach and affect H pylori-related disorders including the risk of gastric cancer. In the small intestine and in the colon alcohol causes depletion of bacteria with anti-inflammatory activity, eventually resulting in intestinal damage with "leaky gut"...
October 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
Tania Marchbank, Nikki Mandir, Denis Calnan, Robert A Goodlad, Theo Podas, Raymond J Playford
Modulation of regional growth within specific segments of the bowel may have clinical value for several gastrointestinal conditions. We therefore examined the effects of different dietary protein sources on regional gut growth and luminal growth factor bioactivity as potential therapies. Rats were fed for 14 days on isonitrogenous and isocaloric diets comprising elemental diet (ED) alone (which is known to cause gut atrophy), ED supplemented with casein or whey or a soya protein-rich feed. Effects on regional gut growth and intraluminal growth factor activity were then determined...
January 24, 2018: Food & Function
Maren Jeanette Komperød, Christine Sommer, Tonje Mellin-Olsen, Per Ole Iversen, Arne Gustav Røseth, Jørgen Valeur
OBJECTIVES: Patients with Crohn's disease (CD) often report food hypersensitivities with gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms despite being in clinical remission. We aimed to identify the most frequent symptoms and dietary triggers in such patients, and also explored whether a strict elimination diet may reduce their GI symptoms. METHODS: We assessed GI symptoms and dietary triggers in 16 patients with CD in clinical remission. Of these, 12 patients subsequently participated in a dietary intervention trial: two weeks on a habitual diet including wheat and dairy products followed by two weeks of a strict elimination diet...
November 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Gefei Wang, Jianan Ren, Guanwei Li, Qiongyuan Hu, Guosheng Gu, Huajian Ren, Zhiwu Hong, Jieshou Li
BACKGROUND: Crohn's disease (CD) involves intensive immunologic responses to food antigens. Exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) showed efficacy in inducing disease remission. However, relapse commonly occurred when normal diet was reintroduced. We aimed to investigate the food-specific IgG antibodies of CD, and clarify the effects of exclusion diet guided by food-specific antibodies on remission maintenance after EEN. METHODS: All available data of food-specific antibodies were retrieved from the database and analyzed for the diagnostic value...
October 25, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
Ron Shaoul, Stephanie Brown, Andrew S Day
The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is steadily on the rise in Western and in developing countries paralleling the increase of westernized diets, characterized by high protein and fat as well as excessive sugar intake, with less vegetables and fiber. Furthermore, nutrition is involved in several aspects of pediatric IBD, ranging from disease etiology to induction and maintenance of remission of disease. Exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) has been shown to induce remission, including in patients with isolated colonic disease, and leads to mucosal healing in Crohn disease...
March 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Mitsuro Chiba, Tsuyotoshi Tsuji, Kunio Nakane, Satoko Tsuda, Hajime Ishii, Hideo Ohno, Kenta Watanabe, Mai Ito, Masafumi Komatsu, Takeshi Sugawara
BACKGROUND: Approximately 30% of patients with Crohn disease (CD) are unresponsive to biologics. No previous study has focused on a plant-based diet in an induction phase of CD treatment. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the remission rate of infliximab combined with a plant-based diet as first-line (IPF) therapy for CD. METHODS: This was a prospective single-group trial conducted at tertiary hospitals. Subjects included consecutive adults with a new diagnosis (n = 26), children with a new diagnosis (n = 11), and relapsing adults (n = 9) with CD who were naïve to treatment with biologics...
2017: Permanente Journal
Ashwin N Ananthakrishnan, Hamed Khalili, Mingyang Song, Leslie M Higuchi, Paul Lochhead, James M Richter, Andrew T Chan
INTRODUCTION: High intake of dietary n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) is associated with a decreased risk of ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD). However, results have been heterogeneous suggesting that genetic variations in PUFA metabolism may modify this risk. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study nested within 2 prospective cohorts, the Nurses' Health Study (NHS) and NHS II. Among women providing blood (n = 62,437) or buccal cells (n = 59,543) for genotyping, we confirmed new diagnoses of CD or UC...
November 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Jiayin Yao, Yi Lu, Min Zhi, Pinjin Hu, Wei Wu, Xiang Gao
Dietary n‑3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) exerts anti‑inflammatory and immunoregulatory effects via downregulation of the innate and adaptive immune responses. However, the effect of dietary n‑3 PUFA on experimental Crohn's Disease (CD) in rats and the underlying mechanisms are unclear. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of n‑3 PUFA on CD induced by 2,4,6‑trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS) in rats, and to determine the underlying mechanisms, including the peroxisome proliferator‑activated receptor (PPAR)‑γ and nuclear factor of activated T‑cells (NFAT) pathway...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Yan Peng, Xinchun Liu, Xiaoyan Wang
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of intestinal chronic non-specific inflammatory disease with unknown etiology, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. The risk factors associated with pathogenesis of IBD include environmental factors, genetic factors, and immune factors.Among them, the environmental factors include smoking, drugs, diet, infection and psychological factors.
September 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
C N Bernstein
BACKGROUND: The changing epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in both the developed and developing worlds may provide insights into disease aetiology. Factors that impact on the gut microbiome are leading aetiological candidates. AIM: To review epidemiological studies and trends that identify risk factors for the development of IBD. METHODS: Studies that identified factors associated with the development of IBD differentially in children and adults were reviewed...
September 26, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Haider Rahman, Marina Kim, Galen Leung, Jesse A Green, Seymour Katz
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes conditions such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, is becoming more prevalent with the elderly being the fastest growing group. Parallel to this, there is an increasing interest in the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Nearly half of patients with IBD have used CAM at one time. The elderly patients, however, are burdened by comorbid conditions, polypharmacy, and altered functional status. With increasing use of complementary and alternative medicine in our elderly patients with IBD, it is vital for the provider to provide counsel on drug-herb potential interactions...
December 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
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