Dietary changes may help treat anal fissures

05/1/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

A diet designed to reduce food hypersensitivity may play a role in healing chronic anal fissures, Italian researchers reported in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Sixty-nine percent of patients experienced healing on the study diet when added to other therapies, compared with 45% of controls. Researchers found some patients who went off the oligo-antigenic diet and consumed wheat and cow's milk had relapses, suggesting that anal fissures may be connected to food hypersensitivity.

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