James D. Lewis, MD, MSCE, on the Role of Diet in Crohn Disease


James D. Lewis, MD, MSCE, from the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the role of diet in Crohn disease (CD), the importance of talking to patients about their diet, his research on the association between reduced consumption of red and processed meats and risk of symptomatic relapse of CD, and more.  

James D. Lewis, MD, MSCE, is a professor of medicine and epidemiology at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Albenberg L, Brensinger CM, Wu Q, et al. A diet low in red and processed meat does not reduce rate of crohn's disease flares. Gastroenterology. 2019;157(1):128-136.e5. doi:10.1053/j.gastro.2019.03.015.