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Influence of dietary factors on the clinical course of inflammatory bowel disease
  1. N Y Haboubi,
  2. S Jones
  1. Nevill Hall Hospital, Gwent, South Wales, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr N Y Haboubi
    Nevill Hall Hospital, Brecon Rd, Abergavenny, Gwent NP7 7EG, South Wales, UK; nadim.haboubigwent.wales.nhs.uk

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Jowett et al reported in their elegant study on the role of diet in maintaining remission in patients with ulcerative colitis (Gut 2004;53:1479–84). Surely the effect of diet has an essential, but often forgotten, role in altering the course of disease in all types of inflammatory bowel diseases. This role does not necessarily act by maintaining patients in remission clinically, but perhaps more importantly by minimising the activities of the …

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