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2024 Feb 22



Efficacy and findings of a blinded randomized reintroduction phase for the low FODMAP diet in Irritable Bowel Syndrome.


Van den Houte K, Colomier E, Routhiaux K, Mariën Z, Schol J, Van den Bergh J, Vanderstappen J, Pauwels N, Joos A, Arts J, Caenepeel P, De Clerck F, Matthys C, Meulemans A, Jones M, Vanuytsel T, Carbone F, Tack J


The efficacy of a low fermentable oligo-, di-, monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAP) diet in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is well established. After the elimination period, a reintroduction phase aims to identify triggers. We studied the impact of a blinded reintroduction using FODMAP-powders to objectively identify triggers and evaluated the effect on symptoms, quality of life (QoL), and psychosocial co-morbidities.