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Global Issues & Trends

The Dietary Fibers–FODMAPs Controversy

FredBrouns,1NathalieDelzenne,2 and GlennGibson3

NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Netherlands.Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain Drug Research Institute, Metabolism and Nutrition Research Group, PMNT Unit, Brussels, Belgium.Food Microbial Sciences Unit, School of Food Biosciences, The University of Reading, Whiteknights, U.K. Cereal Foods World 62(3):98-103.

Globally a new trend is developing that recommends avoidance of nondigestible, rapidly fermentable carbohydrates, also referred to as FODMAPs. This trend includes the publication of “free from” books and articles and the launch of diet programs and specialty foods. In this article we present information to help in making appropriate dietary recommendations.

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