The Science Journal of the Lander College of Arts and Sciences


Inflammatory Bowel Disease encompasses two diseases, Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. During the last 70 years the evolving of diet in the industrialized countries has led to the utilization of foods that have been processed rather than those in their more natural original state. This increase in the processing of foods has been correlated with the more recent occurrence of metabolic diseases such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Patients suffering from this problem exhibit lesser amounts of anti-inflammatory bacteria such as Roseburia and Faecalibacterium and increased amounts of pro-inflammatory bacteria Escheria and Fusobacterium. Since diet directly alters the composition of the gut biome, this review aims to define the role of diet in the pathogenesis and management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.



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