Low FODMAP diet efficacy in IBS patients-what is the evidence and what else do we need to know?

N Z Med J. 2016 Sep 23;129(1442):75-83.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common and significant health problem which may be treatable with dietary interventions. Here we aim to explain the principles of the low Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Monosaccharides and Polyol diet, and discuss both the limitations and opportunities of the diet in those with IBS, a common cause of presentation to primary and secondary care in New Zealand.

MeSH terms

  • Diet / standards*
  • Fermentation
  • Humans
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome / diet therapy*
  • Monosaccharides / metabolism
  • New Zealand
  • Polymers / therapeutic use
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic


  • Monosaccharides
  • Polymers
  • polyol