Ingested matter affects intestinal lesions in Crohn's disease.

  title={Ingested matter affects intestinal lesions in Crohn's disease.},
  author={Gregor Bartel and Ilse Weiss and Karl Turetschek and Wolfgang Schima and Andreas P{\"u}sp{\"o}k and Thomas Waldhoer and Christoph Gasch{\'e}},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  volume={14 3},
BACKGROUND Environmental factors of the modern Western lifestyle may trigger Crohn's disease (CD) in susceptible individuals. Because such factors could be part of ingested matter, we intended to improve intestinal Crohn's lesions by exclusion thereof. METHODS At first we tested a highly restricted diet (based on spelt bread and red meat, both derived from intensively monitored organic farming) in 5 pilot cases. In a subsequent controlled trial, 18 patients with mild-to-moderate CD were… CONTINUE READING


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