EXAMINING DIET AS THERAPY FOR ULCERATIVE COLITIS
Recruiting in 2022 & 2023
If you have ulcerative colitis, this dietary trial may be of interest to you. It is currently unknown what the
best diet for ulcerative colitis is. Therefore, we have developed and are trialing a new diet in addition to
your usual ulcerative colitis medications to determine whether diet influences inflammation in the colon.
In this study, participants are randomised to follow one of two diets for 8 weeks. One diet is the therapeutic
diet being tested and the other diet is a placebo diet designed to compare the effects of the therapeutic
diet. Both diets are fresh, whole foods diets and nutritionally balanced. Participants are required to shop,
prepare and cook simple meals following the dietary advice provided by our research dietitian. These
meals are also suitable for other household members whom usually eat the same meals. On completion
of the study participants will receive a $400 contribution towards food shopping bills.
WHAT ELSE IS INVOLVED
Participants are required to attend The Queen Elizabeth Hospital for 5 appointments over a 10-week
period. This will include a flexible sigmoidoscopy at the start and end of the study. There is also blood,
urine and stool collections at the start, middle and end of the trial.
EAT-UC STUDY TEAM
Principal Investigators: A/Professor Rob Bryant (Gastroenterologist) & Dr Alice Day (Dietitian)
Associate Investigators: Dr Sam Costello, Dr Chu Yao, Dr Tom Goodsall, Professor Peter Gibson, Dr Sam Forster
ENQUIRIES AND REFERRALS
Speak to your Gastroenterologist or contact the EAT-UC study team directly for further information
EAT-UC study team: Phone: (08) 8222 8984. Email: Health.IBDresearchteam@sa.gov.au
Exciting new dietary trial investigating the relationship between diet and Crohn’s disease
Researchers at Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Victoria are recruiting for an exciting new dietary trial investigating the relationship between diet and Crohn’s disease. This research aims to evaluate whether a diet can reduce inflammation during flare of someone living with active Crohn’s Disease. Food is provided for four weeks to participants. Two study appointments required at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. If you are interested please click at the study flyer and contact the research coordinator Jessica Fitzpatrick firstname.lastname@example.org or 0404 770 106