DOI: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2017.07.012
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Abstract: The low fermentable oligosaccharide, disaccharide, monosaccharide and polyol (FODMAP) diet is gaining attention, proving effective in the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) [1]. FODMAPs can act as prebiotics, stimulating the growth of beneficial Bifidobacterium spp.[2], raising concerns that a low FODMAP diet negatively impacts on colonic health. This systematic review examined the relationship between FODMAPs, bifidobacteria and gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, thus exploring the effect of FODMAP res…

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