oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Nutrition management in the adult patient with Crohn's disease : review article

Volume 25, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1607-0658
  • E-ISSN: 2221-1268



Malnutrition, nutrient deficiencies and osteoporosis are common in patients with Crohn's disease, regardless of disease activity. While the role of diet in the pathogenesis of the disease remains inconclusive, upon diagnosis, nutrition therapy plays an integral role in patient care. Successfulnutrition intervention involves appropriate nutritional assessment, supplemental nutrition and individualised counselling and support.

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