Allergy Platform has launched an investigation into the so-called FODMAP diet with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). FODMAP represents Fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. There is some evidence that this group of carbohydrates to contribute PDS, because they are poorly digested and absorbed in the small intestine.

The research is performed in 50 patients with IBS. Participants attend six weeks FODMAP diet and be online accompanied by a 4th-year dietetics student of the college. The FODMAP diet is an elimination diet, wherein at least 2 weeks, foods with a high content of FODMAP are omitted. Think of wheat, onions, pulses, milk and apples. Then they are introduced step by step, at the same time complaints are kept. The FODMAP diet was developed by Monash University in Melbourne.

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