Why IBD patients avoid some foods – and advice from their gastroenterologist

Almost all patients with IBD avoid certain foods such as lactose-containing products in an attempt to avoid IBS-type symptoms, Australian research shows. A survey of 117 outpatients with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis found that 90% of them reported avoiding foods, with food avoidance more common during flare ups than in remission. Lactose-containing products, spicy ...

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