Comparative Effectiveness of Specific Carbohydrate and Mediterranean Diets to Induce Remission in Patients with Crohn’s Disease

Comparative Effectiveness of Specific Carbohydrate and Mediterranean Diets to Induce Remission in Patients with Crohn’s Disease

Lead Principal Investigator: James D. Lewis, MD, MS

Organization:  Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America

Purpose:  To look at the relationship between dietary patterns and treatment of Crohn’s Disease by comparing two different diets: specific carbohydrate diet and Mediterranean-style diet.

This work was partially funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Award (DEMO-1507-31465).

Comparative Effectiveness of Specific Carbohydrate and Mediterranean Diets to Induce Remission in Patients with Crohn’s Disease

Lead Principal Investigator: James D. Lewis, MD, MS

Organization:  Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America

Purpose:  To look at the relationship between dietary patterns and treatment of Crohn’s Disease by comparing two different diets: specific carbohydrate diet and Mediterranean-style diet.

This work was partially funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Award (DEMO-1507-31465).

Overview

Clinical sites selected and contracting underway

Food vendor under contract

Database under development

Protocol IRB approved

Patient materials being developed

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who's involved?

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3 participating Networks: CCFA Partners, AR-PoWER, ImproveCareNow
2 Foundations: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Global Healthy Living Foundation

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how we're making a difference

In the later stages of the study, there will be the opportunity to use the CCFA Partners People-Powered Research Network to recruit participants
Almost all patients with Crohn’s disease want to know what they should eat to stay healthy. This study will help determine if a specific carbohydrate diet helps Crohn’s disease patients achieve fewer symptoms and reduce bowel inflammation
It has been a great opportunity to share strategies and resources with the ImproveCareNow People-Powered Research Network, such as a common Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) and shared support staff