Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) – Dietary Risk Factors

  • Tara Andresen

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The American Journal of Gastroenterology recently published a systematic review of studies investigating the impact of dietary factors on the risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD includes Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. The researchers found that total dietary fat consumption was much higher in people who developed Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis. Conversely, they found that people who consumed more fibre and fruit were less likely to develop IBD. More specifically, those who ate more fruit were at a lower risk of developing Crohn’s disease and those who ate more vegetables were at a lower risk of developing Ulcerative Colitis.< /p> To find out more about effective strategies to prevent and treat IBD, see your local Naturopathic Doctor. A Naturopath can help put together an individualized plan that meets your health goals.

Yours in health,
Dr. Tara Andresen, ND

Dr. Tara Andresen is a registered Naturopathic Doctor (ND) practicing in Toronto, Ontario. She follows an evidence-based approach to naturopathic medicine, incorporating the latest scientific research into effective treatment plans for a wide variety of health concerns.