How nutrition advice has evolved in the past 10 years

Looking back at a decade of nutrition science reveals that it's constantly evolving

My first nutrition column for Medical Observer 10 years ago was on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and there were no mentions then of FODMAPs, the gut microbiome or meta-analyses.

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Nutrition science is constantly evolving and so is our advice. Here are some of the changes:

Gut health research booms


Monash University researchers first published on FODMAPs, a group of sugars linked to gut symptoms, in 2009.1

Then, a low-FODMAP diet pilot