Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), is life long bowel disease. It consists of two types of diseases. One is called Crohn’s disease and another is called ulcerative colitis.
Crohn’s disease is a type of bowel disease which causes inflammation of the whole digestive tract from mouth to the end of back passage.
Ulcerative Colitis is a bowel disease which causes inflammation of the large bowel and back passage only.
What exactly causes Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative colitis is not fully understood.
A recent study in BMJ reports that high intake of ultra-processed increases risk of inflammatory bowel disease.
Ultra-processed food means processed meat, cold breakfast cereal, various types of sauce, soft drinks, refined sweetened foods (eg, candy, chocolate, jam, jelly, brownies, pudding), chips, ice cream, commercially prepared pastries, biscuits, fruit drinks, sweetened foods and soft drinks.
Association of ultra-processed food intake with risk of inflammatory bowel disease: prospective cohort study
BMJ 2021; 374 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1554 (Published 15 July 2021)
Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n1554
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