Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) comprised
of Crohn's Disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis
(UC) is characterised by chronic relapsing
inflammation, which typically results in
gastrointestinal discomfort (1)
. Many factors
are thought to be involved in the
development of IBD such as genetics and
environmental factors including diet.
Patients often self manage their condition
which can result in unnecessary food
restrictions and subsequently other
The aim of this study was to investigate the
dietary practices, beliefs and behaviours of
adults with IBD in Ireland.