IBS and Diet

Dietary changes can significantly improve the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Fibre supplementation and reducing intake of certain foods such as dairy products and gas-producing foods can relieve discomfort caused by IBS. Learn more about irritable bowel syndrome diet recommendations and foods to avoid here.

Bran 'not so good' for bowels

Grandma was wrong: wheat bran and other fibrous foods that do not dissolve easily in water not only fail to soothe irritable bowels, but may make things worse, a study showed.

IBS tied to fat, fructose

Two new studies suggest fat and fructose, a sugar found in many fruits and honey, play key roles in causing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Probiotics against IBS

The probiotic strain B. infantis 35625 shows promise in normalising bowel movement frequency in irritable bowel syndrome patients with constipation or diarrhoea.

IBS and diet: the latest evidence

Although certain foods may exacerbate Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms, foods do not cause the symptoms in most patients. Diet can however be used to treat IBS symptoms.

Beating IBS with the low-fodmap diet

Reducing or eliminating certain fodmaps from your diet (carbs found in common foods that can be difficult to digest), can improve your irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, research has found.

Peppermint oil, fibre fight IBS

For some patients, the best therapy for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may be older, cheaper drugs such as fibre, antispasmodics and peppermint oil, a new study finds.

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