Vitamins and Minerals in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Indiscriminate multivitamin and mineral supplementation is seen as useless and sometimes harmful, and patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) must be monitored for nutritional and metabolic losses. Mechanistic links between vitamin and mineral deficiencies and IBD has been found for some nutrients; normalizing their systemic level is beneficial. Others, like vitamin A, although instinctively desirable, had disappointing results. Restoring normal levels of selected vitamins and minerals requires elevated doses to compensate for defects in absorptive mechanisms or signaling pathways. This article describes some aspects of vitamin and mineral deficiencies in IBD and summarizes results of supplementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
StateAccepted/In press - 2017


  • Crohn disease
  • Deficiency
  • Diet
  • Nutrition
  • Supplementation
  • Ulcerative colitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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