Low FODMAP diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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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.

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