Diets and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Some people have found that following certain types of diets helps them to manage their inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) symptoms.

This section takes a look at what some of these diets are and what evidence there is behind them.

Please note that there isn't a specific diet for people with IBD and there is currently little research into diet and IBD, however this is becoming an increasingly researched area. If you are thinking of trying a specific diet you should speak to your doctor or dietician before starting.


Other diets include:

  • SCD
  • Pescatarian

Low residue and liquid diets are both recognised to have a role in the treatment of IBD and you may be asked to follow these diets by a physician. 



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