High School Diet and Risk of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

  title={High School Diet and Risk of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.},
  author={Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan and Hamed Khalili and Mingyang Song and Leslie M. Higuchi and James M. Richter and Katharina Nimptsch and Kana Wu and Andrew T. Chan},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  volume={21 10},
BACKGROUND Diet may play an important role in the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC); yet, there are few prospective studies of dietary factors. None have examined the association between adolescent diet and risk of inflammatory bowel diseases (CD and UC). METHODS This study included women enrolled in Nurses' Health Study II who completed a validated high school dietary questionnaire in 1998. We examined the effect of dietary patterns (prudent or Western diet… CONTINUE READING
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