DIETARY HABITS OF PATIENTS WITH INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE – A SHORT REPORT
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2009;59(1):91–93
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The aim of the study was to assess the dietary habits of patients with inflammatory bowel disease using the dietary recall concerning nutritional habits and preferences. Many common dietary mistakes were observed in the studied group: over 45% of the patients ate ≤ 3 meals per day (often skipping breakfast) and over 30% of the patient did not eat vegetables nor fruits regularly. About 80% of the group consumed irregularly whole-meal cereal products, fish, avoided milk and milk beverages, used butter as a spread fat. Furthermore, they consumed fried products at least semiweekly. More than 75% of the patients declared moderate or abundant sugar usage in their diets. These dietary habits may lead to the exacerbation of disease symptoms or nutritional deficiencies.
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