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Ulcerative Colitis - Cause

The cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown. It may be caused by an abnormal response by the body's immune system to normal intestinal bacteria. Disease-causing bacteria and viruses also may play a role.

Ulcerative colitis can run in families.

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Make an Ulcerative Colitis Diet Plan

Foods don’t cause UC, but some can trigger flares.As you avoid those, it’s also important to make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need. It pays to know what foods you can turn to during a flare and which ones make you feel your best. How to keep it all straight? Make a diet plan so you can manage your condition more easily. 

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Last Updated: October 08, 2012
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