Diet and relapsing ulcerative colitis: take off the meat?

Tilg, H.; Kaser, A.
October 2004
Gut;Oct2004, Vol. 53 Issue 10, p1399
Academic Journal
This article reports on the association of dietary factors such as red meat, high protein intake, and alcohol with relapse in ulcerative colitis. Major advances in the understanding of the aetiopathogenesis and genetics of inflammatory bowel disease have been accompanied by an increase in the therapeutic armamentarium, including immunosuppressants and anticytokine drugs. Mainly exogenous sources contribute to the colonic pool of sulphur, such as red meat, cheese, milk, fish, nuts, and eggs, and as preservatives found in commercial breads, beers, many alcoholic drinks, sausages, and dried fruits.


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