Alcohol, Red Meat Raise Colitis Relapse Risk

“WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15 (HealthDayNews) — A diet high in red meat and alcohol could triple the risk of relapse in patients with ulcerative colitis, a new study says.

While monitoring 183 British men and women with the inflammatory bowel disease, doctors at the University of Newcastle found those who ate more than 100 grams of meat a day were three times as likely to relapse as people eating 50 grams or less a day.

The risk increased to five times as likely if the people were eating red meat or processed meats, according to the study, which appears in the October issue of Gut.”

I don’t have UC, but I do want to know why it is that the best foods seem to lend themselves to health issues.

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