Mediterranean diet might benefit patients with IBD

Benefits were seen in steatosis, BMI and disease activity in the study

Patients with IBD who stayed on a Mediterranean diet for six months saw significant reductions in steatosis and active disease, an Italian study shows.

Mediterranean diet - olive oil, fresh veggies etc

Of 165 volunteers enrolled, the 142 patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease who adhered to the diet also had reduced BMI, waist circumference and inflammatory markers, according to the report in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

Investigators analysed data on 84 patients with ulcerative colitis

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