FODMAP diet for IBS

Some patients have been asking about the specific FODMAP diet for IBS and This site gives a good account of its purpose and how to go about it. The most recent data shows tht about 70% of patients with IBS benefit from following it. 
A low FODMAP diet is a diet low in Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides and Polyols. These are types of carbohydrates that are rapidly fermented in the gut. It is a relatively new dietary approach for the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms and was pioneered in Melbourne, Australia. It has been researched for a number of years and been shown to be effective in treating gut symptoms such as bloating, wind, abdominal pain and an altered bowel habit. The diet involves restricting various foods including those grains, fruits and vegetables that are high in FODMAPs.
  

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