Health Tip: Foods to Avoid If You Have Ulcerative Colitis

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(HealthDay News) -- Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease that can cause the large intestine to swell.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says certain foods can aggravate the condition, including:

  • Dairy foods.
  • Foods that are high in fiber, including vegetables and fruits.
  • Drinks that are carbonated.
  • Foods and drinks that contain caffeine.
  • Alcoholic beverages.

-- Diana Kohnle

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