Low-FODMAP Diet Offers Broad Benefits in IBS
Patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) who eat a low-FODMAP diet not only report improved bowel habits, but experience gains in activity and overall quality of life, researchers have found.

The randomized controlled study was conducted at a single center, the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, but it is among the largest prospective studies of diet yet undertaken in patients with IBS-D. It compared a diet low in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAP) with another diet recommended in IBS guidelines....