'm sure if I started eating chocolate fudge cake everyday I'd never leave the bathroom whether it be due to my IBD or just my IBS; these bad fats create inflammation and that's a well known fact...and the last thing an IBDer either CD or UC needs is more inflammation.
Everybody jumps on the study which simply shows that diet that promotes inflammation increases IBD in the population. No claim was made that IBD doesn't have other triggers and causes or that eating a healthy diet will give you 100% protection from IBD.
I am 100% convinced that a diet high in saturated fat, transfats, and refined carbohydrates put you at risk for numerous diseases. The connection between inflammation and IBD is obvious. Many health problems are showing connections to uncontrolled inflammation....heart disease, Alzheimer's...., arthritis, autoimmune diseases, cancer...
Once you have UC, it makes perfect sense to me to try an avoid anything that promotes inflammation anywhere in the body. Possible reduction in severity of symptoms,the disease effecting joints and other organs, or frequency of flares is good enough for me. If I am wrong, I may avoid some other health problem.
People with heart disease are now put on pretty extreme diets or medication to lower cholesterol and BP far below that of heart healthy people. Maybe we should be looking at this study and doing the same thing as far as fat intake?
There is the elevated colon cancer risk thing too.
That someone was me, the OP.
Great thoughts indeed. I've learned to keep a very open mind about anything health related, especially disorders that are tricky like autoimmune ones.