Why the FODMAP diet works in IBS

A low FODMAP diet drives specific changes to both the microbiome and the metabolome to reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, say Canadian researchers.

Their single-blind study, which randomised 40 IBS patients to either a high or low FODMAP diet, found a substantial reduction in symptoms in the low FODMAP group after three weeks, compared to the high FODMAP group.

Metabolic profiling showed an