A prospective study of long-term intake of dietary fiber and risk of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

@article{Ananthakrishnan2013APS,
  title={A prospective study of long-term intake of dietary fiber and risk of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.},
  author={Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan and Hamed Khalili and Gauree G Konijeti and Leslie M. Higuchi and Punyanganie S A de Silva and Joshua R. Korzenik and Charles S. Fuchs and Walter C Willett and James M. Richter and Andrew T. Chan},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2013},
  volume={145 5},
  pages={
          970-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Increased intake of dietary fiber has been proposed to reduce the risk of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease [CD] and ulcerative colitis [UC]). However, few prospective studies have examined associations between long-term intake of dietary fiber and risk of incident CD or UC. METHODS We collected and analyzed data from 170,776 women, followed up over 26 years, who participated in the Nurses' Health Study, followed up for 3,317,425 person-years. Dietary information… CONTINUE READING
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