Diet and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Learn about the relationship between diet and IBD including research studies that aim to better understand the impact of food and nutrition on Crohn's and colitis disease activity. 


Suzanne Hansen, Registered Dietitian at Hamilton Health Sciences



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  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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