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What is the success rate of FODMAP diets?

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Avoiding FODMAPs doesn’t help everyone, but in a study published in the journal Gastroenterology, about 3 out of 4 people with IBS had their symptoms ease right away after starting a low-FODMAP diet and felt the most relief after 7 days or more on the plan.

Remember, FODMAPs aren't bad. Many foods that are rich in them encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gut.

SOURCES:

Halmos, E. 2014. Gastroenterology,

Stanford Digestive Health Center Nutrition Services.

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, creator of the Nutrition Diva podcast, Baltimore.

Kathy Barco, RD, LD, CNSC, outpatient clinical dietitian, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.

Gina Sam, MD, MPH, director, Mount Sinai Gastrointestinal Motility Center; assistant professor of medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 27, 2017

SOURCES:

Halmos, E. 2014. Gastroenterology,

Stanford Digestive Health Center Nutrition Services.

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, creator of the Nutrition Diva podcast, Baltimore.

Kathy Barco, RD, LD, CNSC, outpatient clinical dietitian, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.

Gina Sam, MD, MPH, director, Mount Sinai Gastrointestinal Motility Center; assistant professor of medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 27, 2017

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