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  2. Jun 21, 2019

Plant-Based Diet Leads to Crohn’s Disease Remission

Plant-based diets may lead to a remission in Crohn’s disease, according to a case study published in Nutrients. Clinicians followed a patient with Crohn’s disease whose condition did not reach remission after more than a year of intravenous treatment. During his second year of treatment, the patient removed all animal products and processed foods from his diet for a 40-day religious observation and experienced a total absence of symptoms. The patient decided to maintain the new dietary pattern and experienced a complete remission of Crohn’s disease. The prevalence of Crohn’s disease across areas with increased intakes of animal products highlights the dietary factors involved in this condition.

References

Sandefur K, Kahleova H, Desmond AN, Elfrink E, Barnard ND. Crohn’s disease remission with a plant-based diet: A case report. Nutrients. Published online June 20, 2019.

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