The Importance Of Nutrition On Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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. Lucendo, A. J., & De Rezende, L. C. Importance of nutrition in inflammatory bowel disease. World Jour of GastroenteroL. 2009. WJG, 15(17), 2081–2088.’ This peer review article highlights the fundamental role that nutrition therapy plays in the clinical management of all patients with CD. The review concentrates specially in correcting macro and micronutrient deficiencies in frequently malnourished patients, focusing on reversing the physiopathological consequences of such deficiencies. This article is important not only because it discusses the possible etiology of CD, but also because it adds practical recommendations for the management of the disease. 6. Kappelman MD, Rifas-Shiman SL, Kleinman K, et al. The prevalence and geographic distribution of Crohn 's disease and ulcerative colitis in the United States. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007; 5(12):1424-1429. PMID: 17904915 doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2007.07.012 This multicenter study aimed to find the prevalence of Crohn 's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) across geographic regions and socio-demographic stratifications in the U.S. The researches selected health insurance claims for 9 million Americans from 87 health plans in 33 states. Then they divided the number of cases by the number of persons enrolled for 2 years. Logistic regression compared prevalence, estimating by geographic region, age, sex, and insurance type. One important result of the study, revealed that the prevalence
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