Malabsorption - In the Media

In the Media - Tips for Taming Bloating

"Tips for Taming Bloating" The Age newspaper, 27/03/12.

Summary: Food intolerance and coeliac disease are common causes of bloating, as can excess gas generated by some sugars in food, including fructose and sorbitol, in some sensitive people. Unexplained bloating is sometimes lumped under the heading of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, a diagnosis of exclusion. To prevent or improve bloating requires understanding the cause, which may require expert help from a gastroenterologist, and possibly a dietitian too.

? Read the article at: "Tips for Taming Bloating" The Age, 27/03/12

In the Media - Low FODMAPs Diet

Breath tests can be performed to assess malabsorption of common FODMAP carbohydrates like lactose, fructose, sorbitol and mannitol. A list of some high FODMAP trigger foods are included. Under guidance by a qualified Dietitian, evidence based studies have shown restriction  of such foods can lead to improvements in common digestive complaints.

? Read the article at: - Low FODMAPs Diet, May 2011

In the Media - Taming a Troubled Tummy

"Taming a Troubled Tummy", The Age newspaper, 21/06/11.

Summarizes Australian research investigating some of the triggers of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), namely FODMAPs (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols). Following a diagnosis of fructose and/or sorbitol malabsorption, patients are advised to go on a low-FODMAP diet as research has shown it significantly improves gastrointestinal symptoms in the majority of IBS sufferers. Testimonials from patients are provided.

? Read the article at: Taming a Troubled Tummy, The Age, June 2011

In the Media - Malabsorption and the FODMAPs diet

IBS, Lactose and Fructose intolerance and the FODMAPs diet as seen on Channel 7's Today
program, "Superfood Diet - Food Intolerance Management Plan" screened on 15/06/11

? Watch the episode at: TodayTonight: Superfood Diet - The Food Intolerance Management Plan

People with irritable bowel like symptoms could significantly improve their symptoms if they were diagnosed with, among other things, lactose and fructose malabsorption/intolerance.

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