Nutrition Videos

What are the targets for dietary therapy?

Speakers: Arie Levine

Presented at ECCO 2019

Summary

Recent evidence suggests that environmental factors and particularly diet may play a role in the pathogenesis of Crohn’s disease. Identification of these factors would open a window to new therapeutic targets for treatment and prevention. By identifying plausible dietary components that negatively affect the microbiome, mucous layer and intestinal permeability, a novel and well accepted diet has been developed. This diet leads to equivalent remission rates, an identical decrease in inflammation and similar changes to the microbiome compared to exclusive enteral nutrition.