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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 Australia’s Monash University; since then, evidence is mounting on the diet’s effectiveness in managing IBS.

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