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If I have Crohn's disease, what are some nutrients that I may be missing?

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If you have Crohn's disease, you are more likely to have lower levels of:

  • Vitamin B12
  • Folic acid
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamins A, E, and K
  • Iron
  • Potassium, magnesium, and zinc

From: Vitamins for Crohn's Disease WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

ASPEN Nutrition Support Patient Education Manual: "Nutrition and Crohn's Disease."

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: "What Are the Complications of Crohn's Disease?"

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)," "Diet and Nutrition."

Medscape: "Vitamin D Intake Associated with Reduced Risk of Crohn's Disease."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Ulcerative Colitis."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 08, 2019

SOURCES:

ASPEN Nutrition Support Patient Education Manual: "Nutrition and Crohn's Disease."

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: "What Are the Complications of Crohn's Disease?"

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)," "Diet and Nutrition."

Medscape: "Vitamin D Intake Associated with Reduced Risk of Crohn's Disease."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Ulcerative Colitis."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 08, 2019

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