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The lowdown on the low-FODMAP diet and IBS


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The lowdown on the low-FODMAP diet and IBS

POSTED JULY 27, 2020, 10:30 AM
Emily Gelsomin, MLA, RD, LDN, Contributor
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common intestinal disorder that produces distressing symptoms like abdominal pain, significant bloating, and altered bowel movements that can shuttle between diarrhea and constipation.
While changing what you eat won’t cure you, an evidence-based approach called the low-FODMAP diet is the most frequently prescribed food plan to help relieve IBS symptoms. Studies show it can reduce symptoms for the majority of patients.
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