Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder (FGID) affecting one in seven Australian adults and is also common in the USA, Europe and many Asian countries. This condition is characterised by chronic and relapsing symptoms; lower abdominal pain and discomfort, bloating, wind, distension and altered bowel habit (ranging from diarrhoea to constipation) but with no abnormal pathology. The diagnosis of IBS/FGID should be made by a medical practitioner.
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The Monash University Low FODMAP diet
The research team at Monash University have developed a diet to control gastrointestinal symptoms associated with IBS/FGID focusing on a group of carbohydrates called FODMAPs. Current research strongly suggests that this group of carbohydrates contributes to IBS/FGID symptoms.
Low FODMAP resourcesRead more FODMAP news
- More about the Low FODMAP App
- iPhone (launch December 2012)
- Android (launch November 2013)
- Online purchase of the Monash University Low FODMAP Diet booklet (hard copy only)
- Order form for the Monash University Low FODMAP Diet booklet (hard copy only) when paying by cheque
- Participants sought for research studies
- Monash University FODMAP blog