The Role of Epidemiological Evidence from Prospective Population Studies in Shaping Dietary Approaches to Therapy in Crohn's Disease.
Jessica A Wood, Emma P Halmos, Kirstin M Taylor, Peter R Gibson
Molecular Nutrition & Food Research | Published : 2021
SCOPE: The concept that dietary factors are key risk and preventive agents in the development of Crohn's disease (CD), while widely believed and supported by epidemiological evidence, has yet to lead to clear identification of those factors through clinical trials. The aims are to examine the strength of the epidemiological evidence of diet and its association with CD, examine how interpretation of mostly epidemiological data has shaped ideas for potential dietary therapies, and to explore other factors that have driven the design of dietary clinical trials in CD. METHODS: A literature search is performed in PubMed, Medline, EMBASE, and Google Scholar for prospective cohort studies and rando..View full abstract