Dietary Factors in the Modulation of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Activity

Shinil Shah, DO, PGY-1


March 27, 2007

Sucrose, Fructose, and Lactose

Sucrose, commonly found in table sugar, may adversely affect those with IBD. Studies that have been done comparing the eating habits of those with IBD and those without it have shown the affected persons to consume a higher amount of sucrose and refined carbohydrates. Interestingly, a high level of fructose (commonly found in fruits) was negatively associated with IBD. Starches and lactose showed no association with IBD.[3,11]


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