Posted January 15th, 2012 in Recent News.
[Credit to Karen Rosen and Raman Prasad over at www.scdrecipe.com for alerting me to this new study]
In December 2011, the University of Massachusetts Medical Center (Worcester) released an abstract of a recent study on a diet very similar to the SCD. Professor Barbara Olendzki and her team treated 11 patients (8 with Crohn’s, 3 with UC) who were not responding to medication regimens. Over a 6-10 month period, patients were instructed on how to follow the diet and given cooking instruction. Disease activity was measured pre- and post-treatment.
100% of patients treated with the new diet showed significant improvement in their symptoms. Additionally, the majority of subjects were able to reduce their reliance on medications to treat their IBD.
The researchers call their version of the SCD the Anti-Inflammatory Diet for IBD (IBD-AID). Their description follows:
“The Anti-Inflammatory Diet for IBD (IBD-AID), which is derived and augmented from The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), is a nutritional regimen that restricts the intake of complex carbohydrates such as refined sugar, gluten-based grains, and certain starches from the diet. These carbohydrates are thought to provide a substrate for pro-inflammatory bacteria. The second component of the diet involves the ingestion of pre- and probiotics to help restore an anti inflammatory environment.”
Click HERE to read an abstract of the study.
Click HERE for a more complete summary of the study with statistics.
Click HERE for a Raman’s summary at scdrecipe.com