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What Are the Targets for Dietary Therapy? - Arie Levine

Speakers: Arie Levine

Presented at European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition...

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 on to new therapeutic targets for treatment.

By identifying plausible dietary components that negatively affect the microbiome, mucous layer and intestinal permeability; a novel well-tolerated diet has been developed. This diet leads to equivalent remission rates, an identical decrease in inflammation and similar changes to the microbiome when compared head to head with exclusive enteral nutrition in a randomised controlled trial.