Crohn’s Disease Remission with a Plant-Based Diet: A Case Report
AbstractCrohn’s disease (CD) is a form of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The etiology of CD is thought to be multi-factorial; genetic factors, dietary and environmental exposures, immune events, and dysfunction of the gut microbiome are all though to play a role. The prevalence of CD is increasing globally and is higher in countries with a Westernized diet and lifestyle. Several human trials have demonstrated that plant-based dietary therapies may have utility in both the treatment of acute CD flares and the maintenance of remission. This case study describes a young adult male with newly diagnosed CD who failed to enter clinical remission despite standard medical therapy. After switching to a diet based exclusively on grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits, he entered clinical remission without need for medication and showed no signs of CD on follow-up colonoscopy. View Full-Text
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Sandefur, K.; Kahleova, H.; Desmond, A.N.; Elfrink, E.; Barnard, N.D. Crohn’s Disease Remission with a Plant-Based Diet: A Case Report. Nutrients 2019, 11, 1385.
Sandefur K, Kahleova H, Desmond AN, Elfrink E, Barnard ND. Crohn’s Disease Remission with a Plant-Based Diet: A Case Report. Nutrients. 2019; 11(6):1385.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sandefur, Kelsea; Kahleova, Hana; Desmond, Alan N.; Elfrink, Eden; Barnard, Neal D. 2019. "Crohn’s Disease Remission with a Plant-Based Diet: A Case Report." Nutrients 11, no. 6: 1385.
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