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Updated publication: Food and IBD

Published 02 September 2015

The Crohn's & Colitis UK's Publications team has just updated one of our information booklets:

If you have Crohn’s or Colitis you may wonder whether food or diet plays a role in causing your illness or treating your symptoms.

This booklet looks at some of the most frequently asked questions about food and Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and provides background information on digestion and healthy eating for people with IBD.

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