Emma is a FODMAP Trained Dietitian & successfully undertook the 2011-2012 Kings College London Professional & Executive Course on how to deliver & implement the low FODMAP diet for optimum symptom control.
The low FODMAP diet was originally developed in Australia by a team at Monash University in Melbourne. It has been researched for a number of years and been shown to be effective in treating IBS related symptoms. Researchers at Kings College London have successfully adapted the diet to the UK where it is implemented at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust in London.
FODMAPS are the name for a collection of carbohydrates found in food that are generally poorly absorbed by our digestive tracts. In people with IBS FODMAPS can trigger symptoms such as; such as bloating, wind, abdominal pain and an altered bowel habit.
To help improve these symptoms the diet involves restricting high FODMAP foods for at least 8 weeks and replacing them with suitable low FODMAP alternatives. Following this period, fodmaps are slowly reintroduced in a step by step manner in an attempt to gauge which FODMAPS are less likely to trigger symptoms.
In a recent study 76% of patients that saw a FODMAP-trained dietitian reported an improvement in symptoms after being on the diet. The low FODMAP diet is quite a complex approach and so it is important that you receive good quality advice about how to follow the diet. Caution is advised when looking at online information on FODMAPS, as research is ongoing in this new area and websites are often not up to date.
#RDUK Topic 6 April 2012: 'The Low FODMAP Diet & IBS'
Read what we discussed here: The Low FODMAP Diet & IBS
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