Nutrition for prevention and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases in pediatric patients
Nenartovich I.A., Pochkailo A.S.
Belorussian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Minsk
The genetic component and epigenetics are considered important in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases today. Nutrition is being actively studied among epigenetic factors. This article presents a critical analysis of published data on the nutritional aspects of prevention and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases in children. The data on the effectiveness of specific diets are summarized, nutrition schemes are given during the period of exacerbation, aiming for the induction of remission and for its maintenance.