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Fruit consumption may help with prevention of pouchitis

Lady Organic

Staff member
''Diet-Microbiome Interactions and the Risk of Pouchitis in Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis ''

From the article:
'' The key findings were that in the subgroup without pouchitis at baseline [n = 39], there was a greater risk of pouchitis at 1 year in 13 patients with low fruit intake [30.8% for <1.45 servings fruit per day] compared with 26 patients with higher fruit intake [3.8% for >1.45 servings fruit per day]. Furthermore, in the whole study cohort, higher fruit consumption correlated with increased microbial diversity [richness and evenness] and with higher abundance of various bacterial genera including Lachnospira, Lactobacillus, Faecalibacterium and Ruminococcus, ''