Six-food elimination best for oesophagitis

A six-food elimination diet (SFED) is the best strategy to induce remission of eosinophilic oesophagitis in patients who cannot tolerate an elemental diet, say the Spanish authors of a review of dietary strategies for the condition.

Looking at data from 33 trials of dietary strategies with 1300 oesophagitis patients, the authors found that over 90% achieved remission on an elemental diet.

The success rate was not as high with SFED – which eliminates milk, soy, eggs, wheat, nuts and seafood – but this diet was