IBS and the low FODMAPS dietIBS and the LowFODMAP Diet:The Effect of a low FODMAP diet on youngwomen with IBSSorah FischerWriting for the Sciences.11/21/181
IBS and the low FODMAPS dietIBS and the Low FODMAP Diet: The Effect of a low FODMAP diet on young women with IBSAbstract:This paper studies Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in young women, and possible treatment. IBSis a very common syndrome, mostly affecting women under the age of 50. Most people with IBSfind that staying away from certain foods will have a positive effect on their symptoms, specifically abdominal pain. The low FODMAP diet is a diet that uses the process of elimination to find which foods trigger IBS symptoms in each patient, as it is not the same foods with each person. A study was done by the University of Michigan to test the low FODMAP diet. The results were very promising with over 50 percent of the patients on the low FODMAP diet reporting positive results after just four weeks. With these great results, more studies can be doneon this subject with greater specifications in an attempt to treat the young women of the world with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.Introduction:Irritated Bowel Syndrome (IBS), is a very common syndrome, which according to the American Journal of Gastroenterology affects 10- 15% of the world’s population. With IBS patients, the microbiota in their gut is disturbed and that leads to a variety of painful symptoms. Some foods disturb the microbiota more than others, every person with IBS has different foods that affect them in a different way. Being careful with food intake is a method that was always used in treating IBS symptoms, usually people were told to stay away from triggers such as overeating, binging, ingesting caffeine, or ingesting alcohol. Studies that were done show that 2
IBS and the low FODMAPS diet64- 84 % of IBS patients reported that their symptoms were triggered by meals or specific foods. As a result, many IBS patients try to eliminate foods themselves without professional counseling.