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Crohn’s Disease Remission with a Plant-Based Diet: A Case Report

Authors
  • sandefur, kelsea
  • kahleova, hana
  • desmond, alan n.
  • elfrink, eden
  • barnard, neal d.
Publication Date
Jun 20, 2019
Source
MDPI
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Language
English
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Green
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Abstract

genetic factors, dietary and environmental exposures, immune events, and dysfunction of the gut microbiome are all though to play a role. The prevalence of CD is increasing globally and is higher in countries with a Westernized diet and lifestyle. Several human trials have demonstrated that plant-based dietary therapies may have utility in both the treatment of acute CD flares and the maintenance of remission. This case study describes a young adult male with newly diagnosed CD who failed to enter clinical remission despite standard medical therapy. After switching to a diet based exclusively on grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits, he entered clinical remission without need for medication and showed no signs of CD on follow-up colonoscopy.

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