Which nutritional therapies are effective in the treatment of Crohn disease?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Both parenteral and enteral nutrition are effective. Additionally, exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) has been shown to be as effective as corticosteroids for the induction of remission and might promote better gastrointestinal (GI) tract mucosal healing. [121]  An elemental diet is effective for maintaining remission. [12] Consumption of at least 1200 kcal/day has been associated with lower rates of disease relapse, but patients frequently relapse after initiation of a normal diet. [122, 123, 124]


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