Malnutrition is a common complication in inflammatory bowel disease. It is thought to occur because of chronic intestinal inflammation, among other factors. In order to better understand issues surrounding malnutrition, researchers surveyed 223 providers and 567 patients with IBD and learned the following:
The researchers conducting the study concluded that "targeted educational initiatives and improved access to nutritional experts are warranted. In addition, a standardized process for the assessment of malnutrition among patients with IBD should be developed."
Reference: Tinsley A, Ehrlich O, Hwang C, et al. Knowledge, Attitues, and Beliefs Regarding the Role of Nutrition in IBD Among Patients and Providers. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. October 2016. Vol. 22. Issue 10. doi: 10.1097/MIB.0000000000000901
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