Volume 18, Number 1 (March-April 2010)                   JSSU 2010, 18(1): 32-38 | Back to browse issues page


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Faghfoori Z, Shaker Hosseini R, Navai L, Nikniaz Z, Somi M. Evaluation of Food Intake in Ulcerative Colitis Patients. JSSU. 2010; 18 (1) :32-38
URL: http://jssu.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-1007-en.html

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Introduction: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the colon of unknown cause that is associated with important nutrition deficiencies such as protein-energy malnutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Because no study has been carried out to date in Iran, the aim of this pilot study was the assessment of dietary intake of these patients. Methods: In this pilot study, 41 UC patients whose disease severity was mild or moderate were selected. Data about diet restrictions were collected via a questionnaire and dietary intake was assessed 3 times during a 2 month period with 30 days interval and 3-day food-recall (9days in general). Results: Subjects were 26 men and 15 women and 65.9% patients avoided completely or limited milk intake. Dietary limitation about fruits and vegetables was 24.4 and 43.9 percent, respectively and legumes intake was 58.5%. Mean calorie intake in 41 patients was 2125.14±60.83 calories/day and in two groups, calcium and fiber intake was significantly less than the standard dietary recommendation. Conclusion: Dietary intake examination showed some deficiencies such as calcium and iron deficiency and fiber intake was low because the intake of fruits, vegetables and legumes was limited.
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: General
Received: 2010/03/15

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