April 2013 Issue
Limiting Certain Carbs May Help IBS
Some foods, from beans to sugar-free gum, contain carbs called FODMAPs, which may trigger symptoms if you have irritable bowel syndrome.
A low FODMAP diet can help manage the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS,) a condition that afflicts one out of five people in the U.S. The low FODMAP diet was first described in 2005 by researchers from Australias Monash University; since then, evidence is mounting on the diets effectiveness in managing IBS.
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