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Low-FODMAP Diet Eases Gut Symptoms in IBD

Key clinical point: A low-FODMAP diet produced relief from persistent gut symptoms in people with inactive Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

Major finding: At 4 weeks, more than half of subjects on a low-FODMAP diet reported adequate relief vs. 16% on a sham diet (P = .007).

Study details: A 4-week, randomized, single-blinded study in 52 people with quiescent IBD randomized from two U.K. treatment centers.

Disclosures: An award from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation supported the study; two coauthors declared financial conflicts of interests.


Gastroenterology 2019. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2019.09.24.