Dietitian: Focus on ‘more options, less restrictive diets’ in Crohn’s management

DENVER — Nutrition therapy for patients with Crohn’s disease should focus on increased and varied consumption rather than restrictive diets, according to a presenter at the Crohn’s and Colitis Congress.Priorities for medical nutrition therapy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease include optimizing nutrition status, relieving digestive symptoms, reducing inflammation and assessing quality of life, Therezia AlChoufete, MS, RD, LDN, lead dietitian in the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, told attendees.Read More

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