Pilot study on the effect of reducing dietary FODMAP intake on bowel function in patients without a colon.

@article{Croagh2007PilotSO,
  title={Pilot study on the effect of reducing dietary FODMAP intake on bowel function in patients without a colon.},
  author={Catherine M N Croagh and Susan J Shepherd and Melissa Berryman and Jane G Muir and Peter R. Gibson},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 12},
  pages={
          1522-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Poorly absorbed short-chain carbohydrates (FODMAPs) in the diet should, by virtue of their osmotic effects, increase fecal output following colectomy and ileal pouch formation or ileorectal anastomosis (IRA). The aim was to perform a proof-of-concept evaluation of this hypothesis. METHODS Fifteen patients (13 pouch, 2 IRA) had dietary and symptomatic evaluation before and during a low FODMAP diet. Carbohydrate malabsorption was evaluated by breath tests. Pouchitis was assessed… CONTINUE READING
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