The dietary management of irritable bowel syndrome
Keywords: irritable bowel syndrome, functional gastrointestinal disorders, FODMAPs, probiotics
AbstractIrritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder defined by the presence of recurring episodes of abdominal pain in association with altered bowel habits and no evidence of a structural or easily identifiable biochemical abnormality that might explain these symptoms.1 IBS affects up to 20% of the population, making it a fairly common gastrointestinal (GI) disorder, and affects more women than men. As a chronic, functional GI disorder, it significantly decreases patients’ quality of life.1-3
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Harmse, B., & Ivison, D. (1). The dietary management of irritable bowel syndrome. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 29(3), 38-44. Retrieved from http://sajcn.co.za/index.php/SAJCN/article/view/1151
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