- Fecal Incontinence
|The role of a plant-based diet in the pathogenesis, etiology and management of the inflammatory bowel diseases
Grosse CSJ1,2, Christophersen CT1,3, Devine A1, Lawrance IC4,5. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Feb 26:1-9. doi: 10.1080/17474124.2020.1733413. [Epub ahead of print]
1 School of Medical & Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Australia.
2 Allied Health, Saint John of God Subiaco Hospital, Subiaco, Australia.
3 WA Human Microbiome Collaboration Centre, School of Molecular & Life Sciences, Curtin University, Bentley, Australia.
4 School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Murdoch, Australia.
5 Centre for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Saint John of God Subiaco Hospital, Subiaco, Australia.
Introduction: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) carries a significant burden on an individual's quality-of-life and on the healthcare system. The majority of patients use dietary modifications to manage their symptoms, despite limited research to support these changes. There is emerging data that a plant-based diet will be of benefit to IBD patients. Areas covered: A literature review on the pathogenesis and potential benefits of dietary management of IBD.Expert opinion: A Westernized diet has been associated with IBD risk and relapse; hence a plant-based diet may be of benefit to IBD patients through reducing inflammation and restoring symbiosis. Dietary therapy can be an important adjunct therapy, however, better quality studies are still required.