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Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Are Dietary FODMAPs a Cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome? — Physician’s First Watch

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January 29, 2014

Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Are Dietary FODMAPs a Cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

By the NEJM Journal Watch Editors

In a randomized trial, IBS symptoms improved with a diet low in short-chain carbohydrates known as FODMAPs, which include fructose, lactose, and polyol sweeteners. Writing in NEJM Journal Watch, Allan Brett concludes: "Clinicians should consider recommending a low-FODMAP diet to IBS patients with abdominal bloating, flatus, and diarrhea."

Reader Comments (2)

Nancy Crossley, MD Physician, Internal Medicine, Parkside Medical Group, Beaumont Health System

I've had several IBS patients have good results with the FODMAPS diet - it's always so much more rewarding to be able to use a lifestyle change instead of prescription medication to solve problems.

breen.justin@gmail.com

New England Journal of Medicine starting to recognize SIBO - interesting

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