In most cases I don't believe diet had one iota to do with coming down with this disease. UC is an autoimmune disease and most of us here are prejudiced in the fact that they really don't truly understand anything about
autoimmune diseases. They simplify this disease as a disease of the colon and since what we ingest has a lot to do with what is in our colons, then there must be some kind of connection. The fact is that people with many types of diets, including extremely healthy ones, come down with this disease. I think people would get a better understanding of things if they were to read up on other autoimmune diseases, which would give them a better perspective of the bigger picture and not a narrow minded view of this one particular disease. However, you could make the argument that a bad diet leads to genetic mutations, which in turn might trigger an autoimmune disease of any kind, including UC. There are, I believe, literally hundreds of different autoimmune diseases.
Having said all that, UC does damage your colon, which in turn can cause dietary problems and by eliminating certain foods that are no longer tolerated well by your damaged colon, you can get better. So, in this sense, diet can matter and doctors are wrong in this regard when they say that diet has nothing to do with it. But, since diet did not give you your UC in the first place, while an altered diet may help your condition, it is usually not going to cure it because it wasn't what caused it in the first place.
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