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Does diet cause Crohn's disease?

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Diet doesn’t cause Crohn's disease, but you should pay attention to what you eat, because it can help you control your symptoms. Cutting some items from your menu may help, especially during a flare-up.

Still, you want to make sure you get a variety of healthy foods.

From: Crohn's Disease: Diet and Nutrition WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease," "Living With Crohn's Disease," "Managing Flares and Other IBD Symptoms."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease," "Diet and Nutrition."

Shafran, I.   April 2010. Digestive Diseases and Sciences,

Feller, M.  Feb. 15, 2010. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 

American College of Gastroenterology: "Management of Crohn's Disease in Adults."

Doherty, G.  April 31, 2010. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 

Morris, J.   May-June 2009. The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society,

Chiba, M.   May 28, 2010. World Journal of Gastroenterology,

Rajendran, N.   March 28, 2010. World Journal of Gastroenterology,

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 08, 2019

SOURCES:

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease," "Living With Crohn's Disease," "Managing Flares and Other IBD Symptoms."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease," "Diet and Nutrition."

Shafran, I.   April 2010. Digestive Diseases and Sciences,

Feller, M.  Feb. 15, 2010. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 

American College of Gastroenterology: "Management of Crohn's Disease in Adults."

Doherty, G.  April 31, 2010. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 

Morris, J.   May-June 2009. The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society,

Chiba, M.   May 28, 2010. World Journal of Gastroenterology,

Rajendran, N.   March 28, 2010. World Journal of Gastroenterology,

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 08, 2019

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