chapter  14
Diet, nutrition and mental health in IBD
BySUE SHEPHERD
Pages 12

Defi nitive data about the role of nutrition in the aetiology of infl ammatory bowel disease (IBD) are lacking. Therefore, this chapter will examine the role of nutrition as a therapy, with the goal of alleviating symptoms of IBD, correcting any nutritional defi ciencies, achieving and preserving healthy body weight and promoting the growth and development in children. This chapter will explore the dietary and nutritional issues of IBD and some of the mental health issues that can be associated with these.