Little is known about the relationship between diet, the composition and function of the gut microbiota and clinical symptoms of IBS. New findings identify how IBS symptom severity is related to a higher intake of foods with poor nutritional quality and gut microbiome features at both subspecies level and metabolic pathways involved in carbohydrate metabolism.

Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common disorders diagnosed by gastroenterologists. Peppermint oil, specific probiotics, psyllium supplementation, first-line IBS dietary advice, and a low FODMAP diet can aid in improving IBS symptoms.

How food might lead to IBS symptoms

10 Aug 2020

by GMFH Editing Team

Diet is one of the cornerstones for managing IBS. The study of mechanisms of action coupled with symptom-related data are valuable for understanding the role of exclusion diets in patients with IBS.

Personalized nutrition still has a way to go

28 Aug 2019

by Allison Clark

Personalized nutrition is still in its infancy but it is an increasingly important area of research that may one day help us better plan nutritional interventions to ensure a better response from patients.