Diet and inflammatory bowel disease: a case-control study.

  title={Diet and inflammatory bowel disease: a case-control study.},
  author={P G Persson and Anders Ahlbom and G{\"o}ran Hellers},
  volume={3 1},
We conducted a population-based case-control study of inflammatory bowel disease and dietary habits in Stockholm during 1984-1987. We obtained retrospective information about food intake 5 years previously by a postal questionnaire for 152 cases with Crohn's disease, 145 cases with ulcerative colitis, and 305 controls. The relative risk of Crohn's disease was increased for subjects who had a high (55 gm or more per day) intake of sucrose (relative risk = 2.6, 95% confidence interval = 1.4-5.0… CONTINUE READING
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