A new study suggests that eating a plant-based diet could help treat or reduce the risk of Crohn’s Disease.
In 2009, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that at least 565,000 Americans suffered from Crohn’s disease. This inflammatory bowel disorder has been known for leading to hospitalization and in some cases, surgery.
Over the past years, the medical community has been facing challenges to fully understand the risk factors for Crohn’s disease. Without proper guidance on how to avoid the condition, CDC said an effective public health prevention program is unlikely possible.
But a new study, published in the journal Nutrients, is offering a potential way to reduce the risk of having the disorder. Researchers suggest that following a plant-based diet could help treat Crohn’s disease.
The findings come from the analysis of the health of a man in his late 20s who had the disorder. Prior to the study, the patent reported fatigue, bloating, episodic severe abdominal pain, nausea and occasional ulcers for several years until he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.
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