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How Effective is Low FODMAP, Strict Gluten-free Diet for IBS Patients?

A study was conducted to evaluate gluten tolerance, anxiety and quality of life in IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) patients. 50 IBS patients were asked to follow a low FODMAP (Fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols) strict GFD (Gluten-free diet) diet for 6 weeks and then asked to follow the diet for a further 6 weeks. The results were as follows:

“The study suggested that a Low-FODMAP Strict GFD be considered as a therapeutic option for the management of IBS patients.”

Saadati, S., Sadeghi, A., Mohaghegh-Shalmani, H., Rostami-Nejad, M., Elli, L., Asadzadeh-Aghdaei, H., Rodrigo, L. and Zali, M., 2022. Effects of a gluten challenge in patients with irritable bowel syndrome: a randomized single-blind controlled clinical trial. Scientific Reports, 12(1).