SCD Study List

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SCD Studies

Studies relating to the use of the specific carbohydrate diet (SCD) for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and autism.

2016 (In progress)


Burgis, J. C. (2016). Response to strict and liberalized specific carbohydrate diet in pediatric Crohn’s disease. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 22(6), 2111. http://doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v22.i6.2111

Ferro, P., & Prasad, R. (2016). Diets for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Learning from IBD and IBS Treatments. Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 22(2), 1–5. http://doi.org/10.1089/act.2016.29046.pfe


Obih, C., Wahbeh, G., Lee, D., Braly, K., Giefer, M., Shaffer, M. L., … & Suskind, D. L. (2015). Specific Carbohydrate Diet for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Clinical Practice within an Academic IBD Center. Nutrition.

O’Dwyer, D. D., & Darville, R. L. (2015). Specific carbohydrate diet: irritable bowel syndrome patient case study. Nutrition & Food Science, 45(6).

Khandalavala, B. N., & Nirmalraj, M. C. (2015). Resolution of Severe Ulcerative Colitis with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Case Reports in Gastroenterology, 3075, 291–295. doi:10.1159/000438745

Kakodkar, S., Farooqui, A. J., Mikolaitis, S. L., & Mutlu, E. a. (2015). The Specific Carbohydrate Diet for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Case Series. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 115(8), 1226–1232. doi:10.1016/j.jand.2015.04.016

de Silva, P. S., Ahrens, S., Cole, W., & Korzenik, J. R. (2015). Tu1266 Response to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet Amongst Individuals With Inflammatory Bowel Disease-A Survey of 122 Patients. Gastroenterology, 148(4), S-842.


Cohen, S. A., Gold, B. D., Oliva, S., Lewis, J., Stallworth, A., Koch, B., … & Mason, D. (2014). Clinical and mucosal improvement with specific carbohydrate diet in pediatric Crohn disease. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, 59(4), 516-521.

Walters, S. S. Q. A., & Rolston, M. (2014). Analysis of Gut Microbiome and Diet Modification in Patients with Crohn’s Disease. SOJ Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 2(3), 1-13.

Olendzki, B. C., Silverstein, T. D., Persuitte, G. M., Ma, Y., Baldwin, K. R., & Cave, D. (2014). An anti-inflammatory diet as treatment for inflammatory bowel disease: a case series report. Nutr J, 13(5).


Suskind, D. L., Wahbeh, G., Gregory, N., Vendettuoli, H., & Christie, D. (2013). Nutritional Therapy in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease: The Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 58 (1), 87-91, 98105. doi:10.1097/MPG.0000000000000103


Cohen, S. A., Stallworth, A. N., Koch, B. M., Mason, D. H., Blumenthal, J., & Gold, B. D. (2012). Sa1992 Mucosal Healing With the Specific Carbohydrate Diet in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease: Preliminary Results of a Prospective Pilot Study. Gastroenterology, 142(5), S-376.


Olendzki, B., Silverstein, T., Persuitte, G., Baldwin, K., Ma, Y., & Cave, D. (2011). An anti‐inflammatory diet for Inflammatory Bowel Disease; the IBD‐AID: P‐133. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 17, S53-S54.


Nieves, R., & Jackson, R. T. (2004). Specific carbohydrate diet in treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Tennessee medicine: Journal of the Tennessee Medical Association, 97(9), 407-407.

Fridge, J. L., Kerner, J., & Cox, K. (2004). P0637 THE SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET-A TREATMENT FOR CROHN’S DISEASE?. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 39, S299-S300.