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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a family of intestinal disorders including Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) that are characterized by chronic and recurring periods of severe colonic (UC) or intestinal (CD) inflammation and extraintestinal symptoms.

Faecal microbiota transplantation has been demonstrated to be a safe and highly effective therapeutic option for refractory C. difficile infection (CDI), and many studies have shown that it may possibly have applications in other illnesses such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and in particular for ulcerative colitis (UC).

What to eat or not to eat as a means of reducing IBD symptoms is one of the main queries a patient might have following diagnosis. Although there is no simple answer and dietary changes are not a substitute for medical therapy, to help consider this question, we have prepared a new infographic on the dietary components to promote and limit in patients with IBD.