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Special Diet May Be Boon for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis

Posted 10 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 – Children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis may be able to achieve relief without medications by eating a special diet, a small study suggests. The diet includes non-processed foods, such as fruits, vegetables, meats and nuts. Over 12 weeks, the diet appeared to ease all signs of these inflammatory bowel diseases in eight of the 10 affected children, researchers report. "The study shows that without other intervention, other changes, we can improve individuals' clinical as well as laboratory markers," said study author Dr. David Suskind. He's a professor of pediatrics and director of clinical gastroenterology at Seattle Children's Hospital. "I'm not surprised," Suskind added, "primarily because preliminary studies ... opened our eyes to the idea that diet had an impact." Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects about 1.6 million Americans, according to ... Read more

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Creon, a Pancreatic Enzyme Substitute, Approved

Posted 7 May 2009 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 7 – Creon (pancrelipase), a pancreatic enzyme replacement for people with cystic fibrosis and other conditions that involve exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for adults and children. The drug is designed to help people with these conditions absorb dietary nutrients, including fats, proteins and sugars. Creon is made from a mixture of digestive enzymes extracted from the pancreas of pigs, the FDA said in a news release. While the agency acknowledged a "theoretical risk of contracting a viral infection from pig-derived medicines," it said no cases of human illness stemming from the drug had been reported. The maker of Creon, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, is required to submit both a risk evaluation assessment and medication guide, designed to advise users of the risks of pig-derived drugs, and about the risk of taking ... Read more

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