Following on from our webinar ’The Low FODMAP Diet in IBS’, we’ve pulled together some of the key resources and references discussed within the webinar, plus some additional ones on the topic. We have also included useful websites and social media accounts recommended to keep up to date on the subject. If you missed the live webinar, you can watch the recording.
GUIDELINES AND REPORTS
AGA Clinical Practice Update on the Role of Diet in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Expert Review (2022). American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). Clinical practice update from the AGA for the best practice statements covering the role of diet in IBS treatment
Irritable bowel syndrome in adults: diagnosis and management (2018). National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). Clinical guidelines from NICE including use of FODMAPS
British Dietetic Association systematic review and evidence-based practice guidelines for the dietary management of irritable bowel syndrome in adults (2016 update) (2016). McKenzie et al. Comprehensive evidence-based details to achieve the successful dietary management of IBS in adults
Efficacy of a low FODMAP diet in irritable bowel syndrome: systematic review and network meta-analysis (2021). Black, Staudacher, and Ford. Meta-analysis including 13 Randomised Controlled Trials finding that low FODMAP diet ranked first for all endpoints studied
Challenges of the low FODMAP diet for managing irritable bowel syndrome and approaches to their minimisation and mitigation (2020). Wilson et al. Study into the difficulties following the low FODMAP diet
The Gut-Brain Axis and the Microbiome: Clues to Pathophysiology and Opportunities for Novel Management Strategies in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (2018). Quigley. Study highlighting the role of the gut-brain axis with IBS, showing that diet is not the only option for managing IBS
Randomised clinical trial: yoga vs a low-FODMAP diet in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (2017). Schumann et al. RCT finding that patients with irritable bowel syndrome might benefit from yoga and a low-FODMAP diet
A Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) Comparing the Low FODMAP Diet vs. Modified NICE Guidelines in US Adults with IBS-D (2016). Eswaren et al. RCT showing that the low FODMAP diet was not superior to a comparator diet for overall symptoms but it was for individual symptom severity
Randomised clinical trial: the efficacy of gut-directed hypnotherapy is similar to that of the low FODMAP diet for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (2016). Peters et al. Study finding that the durable effects of gut-directed hypnotherapy were similar to those of the low FODMAP diet for relief of gastrointestinal symptoms
Diet low in FODMAPs reduces symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome as well as traditional dietary advice: a randomized controlled trial (RCT) (2015). Bohn et al. RCT reporting that a diet low in FODMAPs reduces IBS symptoms as well as traditional IBS dietary advice.
Differential effects of FODMAPs (fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols) on small and large intestinal contents in healthy subjects shown by MRI (2014). Murray et al. Study finding that fructose but not inulin distends the small bowel with water.
Mechanisms and efficacy of dietary FODMAP restriction in IBS (2014). Staudacher et al. Investigation into the body of research for the efficacy of fermentable carbohydrate restriction in IBS
Dietary sorbitol and mannitol: food content and distinct absorption patterns between healthy individuals and patients with irritable bowel syndrome (2000). Yao, Chu Kion et al. Study suggesting that the dietary restriction of polyols may be efficacious in IBS
Effects of Wheat Bran and Olestra on Objective Measures of Stool and Subjective Reports of Gi Symptoms (2000). McRorie et al. Study comparing the effects of two nondigested, nonabsorbed dietary components on objective and subjective measures of gastrointestinal (GI) function
Recipe Cards – Download the recipes cooked during the low FODMAP diet in practice webinar
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Diet : Food Fact Sheet (2019). British Dietetic Association. Food fact sheet from the BDA
Symptoms Fact Sheets. The IBS Network. Patient fact sheets for the management of various gut symptoms
What is a Low FODMAP Diet? (2018). BBC Good Food. Article by Dietitian Emer Delaney giving an overview of the low FODMAP diet
Information on the Low FODMAP Diet. Kings College London. A guide to the diet including when it should be used and how to find UK FODMAP trained dietitians for support
IBS Webinars for Patients. Patient Webinars. Webinars on IBS, including the use of the low FODMAP diet, designed for patients and presented by UK registered dietitians
Kings College London Resources for Health Professionals. Kings College London. A range of resources available for health professionals including leaflets for ordering:
- Reducing fermentable carbohydrates the low FODMAP way
- Suitable products for the low FODMAP diet
- Reintroducing FODMAPs and long-term self management
COURSES TO BECOME A RECOGNISED LOW FODMAP PROVIDER
Kings College London Education Courses. Kings College London.
Online FODMAP and IBS Training for Dietitians. Monash University.
@bda_gastro (Twitter) for the British Dietetic Association’s Gastroenterology Specialist Group
@indi_gastro (Twitter) for the INDI Gastroenterology Interest Group
IBS – Dietary and Holistic Management (2021). 60 mins CPD webinar with Bridgette Wilson RD
Low FODMAP Diet in Practice (2022). 60 mins CPD webinar with Bridgette Wilson RD and Chef Leon Rothera demonstrating how to cook and eat well when following a low FODMAP diet