Adherence to Mediterranean diet in Crohn’s disease

Papada, Efstathia, Amerikanou, Charalampia, Forbes, Alastair ORCID: and Kaliora, Andriana (2020) Adherence to Mediterranean diet in Crohn’s disease. European Journal of Nutrition, 59 (3). 1115–1121. ISSN 1436-6207

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Purpose: To assess the adherence to MD in patients with Crohn’s disease (CD). Methods: Outpatients with CD were enrolled in this protocol. Medical history, disease activity, dietary intake, habitual Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) score, anthropometric measurements and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Questionnaire (IBDQ) were recorded. Blood samples were collected for quantification of biochemical and inflammatory indices. Results: A total of 86 patients with CD were enrolled: 41 in relapse (5 ≤ Harvey Bradshaw Index ≤ 14) and 45 in remission (Harvey Bradshaw Index ≤ 4). Adherence to MD was greater in patients with inactive disease. The MedDiet score correlated positively with the IBDQ (p = 0.008) and negatively with disease activity (p < 0.001). Conclusions: Adherence to Mediterranean diet is associated with improved quality of life in CD patients. Higher adherence to Mediterranean diet could be of importance in patients with CD to improve quality of life and reduce disease activity.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Early Title: Adherence to Mediterranean diet in Crohn’s disease is associated with better quality of life, lower disease activity and less systemic inflammation
Uncontrolled Keywords: mediterranean diet,inflammatory bowel disease,disease activity,inflammatory-bowel-disease,crohn's disease,inflammation,nutrition,quality-of-life,quality of life
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2019 08:30
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2023 00:01
DOI: 10.1007/s00394-019-01972-z

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