Clinical, microbiological, and immunological effects of fructo-oligosaccharide in patients with Crohn’s disease
For as much research as there is supporting the role of healthy microbial flora in the development and treatment of IBD, it continues to amaze me that I have yet to have a patient come through my office w/ IBD that was given the slightest bit of information from their GI specialist on the effect of a healthy GI flora.
I even had a patient come in a few weeks ago that had a colonoscopy done and they found some ulcerative lesions, but not enough for a full diagnosis of UC. The approach? Watch and wait. The concept that prevention may be a good idea didn’t enter into the picture.