#383: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) & Diet

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Today's Topic in Focus: IBS & Diet [06:20]

In this episode Danny and Alan discuss irritable bowel syndome and the evidence related to dietary interventions. They discuss diagnosis of the condition, various sub-types, potential mechanisms, the gut-brain axis, first line treatments, impact of fibre, and evidence on the low FODMAP diet.

Studies referenced in this episode:

  1. Marshall et al., 2010 - Eight year prognosis of postinfectious irritable bowel syndrome following waterborne bacterial dysentery
  2. Drossman et al., 2009 - International survey of patients with IBS: symptom features and their severity, health status, treatments, and risk taking to achieve clinical benefit
  3. Holtmann et al., 2016 - Pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome
  4. Böhn et al., 2015 - Diet Low in FODMAPs Reduces Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome as Well as Traditional Dietary Advice: A Randomized Controlled Trial
  5. Altobelli et al., 2017 - Low-FODMAP Diet Improves Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms: A Meta-Analysis
  6. Maagaard et al., 2016 - Follow-up of patients with functional bowel symptoms treated with a low FODMAP diet
  7. Biesiekierski et al., 2013 - No Effects of Gluten in Patients With Self-Reported Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity After Dietary Reduction of Fermentable, Poorly Absorbed, Short-Chain Carbohydrates
  8. Tarpila et al., 2004 - Efficacy of ground flaxseed on constipation in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
  9. Bijkerk et al., 2009 - Soluble or insoluble fibre in irritable bowel syndrome in primary care? Randomised placebo controlled trial
  10. Halmos et al., 2014 - A diet low in FODMAPs reduces symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
"I Have a Question!"  [74:47]

Today's questions:

  1. "What do we know about co-morbidities associated with IBS and how to manage these (e.g. brain fog, acne, etc.)?"
  2. How to control IBS on a vegan diet?
Quack Asylum [79:30]

Dr. David Perlmutter's claims about diet's role in dementia and other brain-related issues.

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