The prevalence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) has increased over the past several decades. IBD is thought to occur as a consequence of 2 hits, first genetic predisposition and second superimposed environmental risks. Epidemiological studies have described associations between dietary patterns and specific food components and risk of incident IBD.
Diet is a well established therapy in paediatric Crohn's disease, and exclusive enteral nutrition is recommended as first line therapy in many guidelines. Recently, a landmark study identified that an exclusion diet used together with partial enteral nutrition was successful in inducing and maintaining remission in paediatric Crohn's disease, with superior results compared to exclusive enteral nutrition alone.
In this session, Dr. Raman reviews the epidemiological evidence for diet as a risk factor for IBD, dietary components thought to have immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effects, and effect of dietary interventions on inducing and maintaining remission in IBD.
This session was offered as part of the Clinical Nutrition Web Series in October 2020 along with these 3 other presentations also available on LOD:
- Navigating ethical dilemmas for dietitians
- Let's problem solve some enterostomy tube care and management challenges!
- Irritable bowel syndrome: a disorder of the brain-gut axis
Date of Presentation: October, 2020, Calgary CND
Speaker: Maitreyi Raman MD MSc FRCPC, Clinical Associate Professor, Director for Clinician Investigator Program, Department of Medicine, and Director for AsCEND (Alberta's Centre of excellence for nutrition in Digestive Diseases), University of Calgary; and Medical Director, Nutrition Services, Alberta Health Services.
- Video presentation (1 hour min)
- Presentation slides (pdf)
- Audio file (mp3 file)
Cost: $19.95 for members; $39.95 for non-members; $9.95 for students