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It Isn't Just a Fad
Cover of the January edition of the Gastroenterology Journal featuring low FODMAP research

It’s encouraging to see the FODMAP research undertaken by the team at Monash University being recognised internationally. 

The January 2014 edition of the Gastroenterology Journal - the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association - included the results from the clinical controlled trial “A Diet Low in FODMAPs Reduces Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome” by experts in the area including Peter Gibson, Sue Shepard and Jane Muir, which concludes that “In a controlled, cross-over study of patients with IBS, a diet low in FODMAPs effectively reduced functional gastrointestinal symptoms. This high-quality evidence support its use as a first-line therapy.”1

Not only does this trial provide solid scientific data supporting that a low FODMAP diet is efficient in reducing gastrointestinal symptoms in IBS, the publication of the trial outcomes and editorial acknowledging the benefits of the diet in such a prestigious journal encourages us further that this isn’t just a fad approach to IBS treatment. 

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