251a – Dietary Triggers for IBS Symptoms: The Low FODMAP Diet Approach

A wide range of therapies have been used to control IBS symptoms including various medications, bulking agents and laxatives, and a myriad of lifestyle changes. Most individuals with IBS believe that their symptoms are related to the consumption of certain foods, but advice in this area has been conflicting and confusing and offered little relief for IBS sufferers. Our research team has developed a new dietary management approach – the Low FODMAP diet – to control symptoms associated with IBS. In Australia, the low FODMAP diet is increasingly being accepted as the primary management strategy for IBS, recently adopted by their National Therapeutic Guidelines.