Low FODMAP diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The Low FODMAP diet was developed by researchers at Monash University. The Monash team, led by Professor Peter Gibson, provided the first evidence that a Low FODMAP diet improves IBS symptoms. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder affecting one in seven Australian adults and is also common in the USA, Europe and many Asian countries. IBS is characterised by chronic and relapsing symptoms; lower abdominal pain and discomfort, bloating, wind, distension and altered bowel habit (ranging from diarrhoea to constipation) but with no abnormal pathology. The diagnosis of IBS should be made by a medical practitioner.
The Monash University Low FODMAP DietTM
The research team at Monash University have developed a diet to control gastrointestinal symptoms associated with IBS/FGID focusing on a group of carbohydrates called FODMAPs. Current research strongly suggests that this group of carbohydrates contributes to IBS/FGID symptoms.
The Monash University Low FODMAP Certification Program
For businesses interested in applying for certification of their food and beverage products or recipes, please apply here.
How the Monash University Low FODMAP DietTM works