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2023: Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications: Dieta Anti-Inflamatoria or DAIN: A Crohn's disease management strategy tailored for Puerto Ricans

2023: NutrientsDietary Intake of Pregnant Women with and without Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the United States 

2022: Gut MicrobesDietary manipulation of the gut microbiome in inflammatory bowel disease patients: Pilot study

2021: medRxiv preprint: Dietary Manipulation of the Gut Microbiome in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients: Proof of Concept 


A dietary intervention to improve the microbiome composition of pregnant women with Crohn's disease and their offspring: The MELODY (Modulating Early Life Microbiome through Dietary Intervention in Pregnancy) trial design


An anti-inflammatory diet as treatment for inflammatory bowel disease: a case series report

Conclusion: This case series indicates the potential for the IBD-AID to be used as an adjunctive or alternative therapy for the treatment of IBD. Notably, 9 out of 11 patients were able to be managed without anti-TNF therapy, and 100% of the patients had their symptoms reduced. To make clear recommendations for its use in clinical practice, randomized trials are needed alongside strategies to improve acceptability and compliance with the IBD-AID.

Other News:

September 2021: Barbara Olendzki MPH, RD, LDN joins Amber Tresca on the About IBD podcast

August 2021: We are excited to share that our UMass Chan Medical School research team, led by Dr. Ana Maldonado-Contreras, will partner with Dr. Esther Torres' team at the Center for IBD at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, to create and test Dieta Anti-Inflamatoria, or DAIN, a nutritional program designed for individuals with Crohn's disease in Puerto Rico. The DAIN will be adapted from the IBD-AID to include cultural foods, recipes, and will be developed in Spanish! Read more here. 

Estamos muy emocionados por compartir con ustedes.. Que nuestro equipo de investigación de la Universidad de Massachusetts se ha asociado con el Centro para Enfermedades Inflamatorias del Intestino de la Universidad de Puerto Rico en San Juan, para crear y probar una Dieta Antiinflamatoria, llamada DAIN. Esta dieta es un programa nutricional diseñado para personas que padecen la enfermedad de Crohn en Puerto Rico.

July 2021: We are currently still enrolling pregnant participants for our MELODY Trial. Please contact us, if interested in enrollment:

August 2016: Recruitment began for our single-arm, pre-post intervention trial with the IBD. In collaboration with Dr. Ana Maldonado-Contreras. Results coming soon!

March 2016: Interview with WCCA

April 2015: Searching the microbiome for clues to managing inflammatory bowel disease

April 2014: UMass Chan first to develop evidence-based diet for inflammatory bowel disease

Feb 2014: New diet similar to SCD developed and tested in IBD patients

Feb 2014: Does the SCD diet work

Jan 2014: An anti-inflammatory diet as treatment for inflammatory bowel disease: a case series report

Feb 2013: IBD-AID?

Jan 2012: Study showing efficacy of SCD on IBD

Feb 2012: UMASS IBD Diet Study Sees 100% Success 

Dec 2011: Exciting UMASS study, planned obsolescence of this site...

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