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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is at least two, separate disorders that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and ulceration (sores) of the small and large intestines. These two disorders are called ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

In this CDHF Talks, Dr. Maitreyi Raman, MD, MSc, FRCPC, CAGF, and Deanna Veloce, RD talk all about malnutrition, overweight and obesity and practical strategies to maintain a healthy weight for those with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). They answer the following:

  • What is malnutrition?
  • Prevalence of malnutrition in hospitalized and outpatient IBD
  • Prevalence of overweight and obesity of IBD
  • Discuss an approach to healthy weight management: nutrition and physical activity
  • Strategies to improve food intake when you are feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms with IBD

David McGuire, a patient with Crohn’s Disease also discusses his lived experiences with nutrition and IBD.

Watch the video here: Maintaining a Healthy Weight with IBD