Clinical and mucosal improvement with specific carbohydrate diet in pediatric Crohn disease

      Background: The impact of nutrition as a therapeutic option for active Crohn's Disease (CD) in pediatric patients has received relatively a great attention in the last years. The specific carbohydrate diet (SCD), restricts complex carbohydrates and eliminates refined sugar from the diet, based on the rationale that the sugars and complex carbohydrates are malabsorbed and could eventuate in bacterial dysbiosis contributing to the intestinal inflammation of IBD. However, no prospective studies have been performed to date which evaluate SCD efficacy in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
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