The Low FODMAP diet was developed by researchers at Monash University. The Monash team, led by Peter Gibson, provided the first evidence that a Low FODMAP diet improves IBS symptoms. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder affecting one in seven Australian adults and is also common in the USA, Europe and many Asian countries. IBS 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 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.
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- International meeting: GASTRODIET 2015
- 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