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Rye bread intake can help ease irritable bowel syndrome


Washington: The patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) will experience milder symptoms with regular intake of rye bread that is low in FODMAP (fermentable oligo- di- and mono-saccharides and polyols).

In a new study, it has been revealed that the people, who ate rye bread low in FODMAP experienced ease than patients who ate normal rye bread.

“Our study shows that reduction of FODMAP content of a major food staple, such as rye bread, may reduce some symptoms of IBS but is not enough per se to reach adequate overall symptom control in IBS. It’s likely that a holistic low-FODMAP diet is needed in most cases in order to reach adequate control of overall symptoms,” said Dr. Reijo Laatikainen, lead author of the Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics study.

“Low-FODMAP rye bread seems to be one way to increase fiber intake of patients with IBS. Just like the rest of the population, IBS patients tend to have a lower than recommended intake of fiber,” he added

However, the patients with IBS who are considering a low FODMAP diet should first discuss it with their doctors.

A low FODMAP diet cuts out most fruits and grains and would not, otherwise, be recommended or considered healthy.

The study has been published in ‘Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics study’ journal.


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