Diet and Nutrition in Crohn Disease Topic Guide

Crohn's Disease and Diet Crohn's Disease and Diet:

People with Crohn's disease have many challenges, particularly their dietary and nutritional needs. Some foods may aggravate symptoms, while other foods may not cause problems. Malnutrition is a concern with people with Crohn's disease. Foods that may aggravte symptoms include:

  • High fiber foods like popcorn, nuts, and vegetables
  • Alcohol
  • Milk and other dairy products
  • Spicy foods
  • Fatty foods
  • Fried foods

Often, a parenteral nutrition (TPN) or elemental diet may be recommended to reduce symptoms of Crohn's disease.



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