Diet in the aetiology of ulcerative colitis: a European prospective cohort study

Andrew R Hart, Robert Luben, Anja Olsen, Anne Tjonneland, Jakob Linseisen, Gabriele Nagel, Goran Berglund, Stefan Lindgren, Olof Grip, Timothy Key, Paul Appleby, Manuela M Bergmann, Heiner Boeing, Goran Hallmans, Ake Danielsson, Richard Palmqvist, Hubert Sjodin, Gun Hagglund, Kim Overvad, Domenico PalliGiovanna Masala, Elio Riboli, Hugh Kennedy, Ailsa Welch, Kay-Tee Khaw, Nicholas Day, Sheila Bingham

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The causes of ulcerative colitis are unknown, although it is plausible that dietary factors are involved. Case-control studies of diet and ulcerative colitis are subject to recall biases. The aim of this study was to examine the prospective relationship between the intake of nutrients and the development of ulcerative colitis in a cohort study.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-64
Number of pages8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Colitis, Ulcerative
  • Diet
  • Europe
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies

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