Controversies and reality of the FODMAP diet for patients with irritable bowel syndrome.
Emma P Halmos, Peter R Gibson
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology | Published : 2019
Since its first trial showing evidence of efficacy for managing symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, the fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols (FODMAP) diet has been gaining popularity but not without criticism. Application of the diet has changed from a rigid list of "allowed" and "not allowed" foods to a structured program of initial FODMAP restriction followed by food reintroduction and finally personalization so that patients are empowered to adjust their diet themselves to achieve good predictability of symptoms. Safety concerns of the diet have centered around its initial elimination leading to compromise of nutritional and psychological health, but..View full abstract