Hope for the rising number of people with IBD: Scientists say eating only vegan food for four days a month drastically reduces inflammation and boosts healthy bacteria in the gut

Eating a cut-calorie vegan diet for four days a month could help provide relief from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a new study finds.

Research conducted on mice showed that a eating a plant-based diet that mimics fasting helped boost levels of healthy bacteria in the gut and reduced inflammation.

Where inflammation occurs in the gastrointestinal tract and the disease’s progression can vary from person to person, making IDB very difficult to treat.

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