“It’s been previously shown that the type of diet that you are on can change your susceptibility to disease. We wanted to know how long it takes before a change in diet translates into an impact on health. In the case of sugar and colitis, it only took two days, which was really surprising to us. We didn’t think it would happen so quickly.”
The two most common health conditions falling under the umbrella term of IBD are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.1 While ulcerative colitis often is localized to the large intestines and rectum, Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract beginning in the mouth and ending in the anus.