Gluten may not be the gut culprit: CSIRO

Ten per cent of adults choose to go on gluten-free diets to cope with a range of problems from bloating and irritable bowel symptoms (IBS) to fatigue and depression, and many report significant symptom relief, according to a recent CSIRO survey.

But Professor Peter Gibson, director of gastroenterology at the Alfred Hospital in Victoria, said it’s more likely that FODMAPs (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols) are the cause of many people’s gut symptoms.

Because FODMAPs co-exist in many of the foods that also contain gluten such as wheat, barley and rye, a lot of

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