Fermentable Carbohydrate Restriction (Low FODMAP Diet) in Clinical Practice Improves Functional Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
By Bret A. Lashner, M.D., M.P.H. Fabio Cominelli, M.D., Ph.D.
A large number of patients who have the condition inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) experience functional-like gastrointestinal symptoms (FGS) even during the diseases’ remission. Some research has alluded to the fact that dietary restriction of fermentable carbohydrates in cases can reduce the effects of FGS. This is what is called a low FOODMAP diet. This was investigated by a team of researchers in 2018 whose findings were published in the Oxford Academic. The team concluded that the low FOODMAP diet delivered in routine clinical practice proved to be effective in improving FGS symptoms for IBD patients.