Nutritional Therapy Research

Date Title Diets Authors Summary Excerpt Citation
May 2021 A Randomized Trial Comparing the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to a Mediterranean Diet in Adults with Crohn's Disease SCD, MED Lewis JD et al This study compares the SCD and MD on symptoms, fecal calprotectin and CRP at 6 and 12 weeks finding no statistical significance in these endpoints. Gastroenterology. 2021;S0016-5085(21)03069-9. doi:10.1053/j.gastro.2021.05.047
Oct 2020 Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet Is Associated with Decreased Fecal Calprotectin in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis after Pouch Surgery MED Godny L et al In patients with UC after pouch surgery, adherence to MED is associated with decreased calprotectin levels. Thus, MED may have a role in modifying intestinal inflammation in IBD. Eur J Nutr . 2020 Oct;59(7):3183-3190. doi: 10.1007/s00394-019-02158-3. Epub 2019 Dec 7.
Oct 2020 Effectiveness of Mediterranean Diet's Adherence in children with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases MED Strisciuglio C et al Children with IBD in remission have a sub-optimal food intake compared to HCs. MD seems to correlate to decreased intestinal inflammation. Nutrients . 2020 Oct 20;12(10):3206. doi: 10.3390/nu12103206.
Jan 2021 Multidimensional Impact of Mediterranean Diet on IBD Patients MED Chicco F et al A significant reduction of malnutrition-related parameters and liver steatosis was observed in both CD and UC patients after short-term dietary intervention based on the adoption of Md, and this was associated with a spontaneous improvement of disease activity and inflammatory markers. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32440680/

Nutritional Therapy for IBD

Improving the Care of Patients with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis through Diet