Can Diet Alleviate IBS Symptoms
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Content Approved by Dr. Anthony Marotta, Ph.D.
According to the American Association of Gastroenterology, Irritable Bowel Syndrome is defined as "a disorder of bowel function (as opposed to being due to an anatomic abnormality). Patients who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome have changes in"...(Learn More).
Treatment of IBS
In a study presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) in San Diego, California in 2016, Dr. Shanti Lynne Eswaran MD from the University of Michigan, reported results from a clinical trial demonstrating the benefits of the FODMAP (Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and Polyols) diet compared to control.
Fermentable...related to the bacteria in your GI tract
Oligosaccharides...present in wheat, rye, garlic, onions
Disaccharides...lactose in dairy, soft cheeses and yoghurt
Monosaccharides...high fructose corn syrups, honey, apples
and Polyols...present in some fruit and artificial sweetners
According to the University of Monash, the FODMAP diet was developed by "Monash team, led by Peter Gibson, provided the first evidence that a Low FODMAP diet improves IBS symptoms"...(Learn More).
A smartphone application developed by the Department of Gastroenterology from the University of Monash has been created to assist individuals with IBS manage their symptoms...(Learn More).