How to institute the low‐FODMAP diet

  title={How to institute the low‐FODMAP diet},
  author={Jacqueline Susanne Barrett},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology},
  pages={10 - 8}
  • J. Barrett
  • Published 1 March 2017
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
A diet low in poorly absorbed, fermentable, short chain carbohydrates (FODMAPs) is an effective strategy to manage symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The diet has gained traction since its original description in Australia 10 years ago and is now an internationally accepted dietary management strategy for IBS. Randomized controlled trials have raised the profile of the low‐FODMAP diet to become a viable first‐line therapy for IBS, when implemented under a dietitian's guidance… 

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