Friday 6 – Sunday 8 February 2020, Sydney Showgrounds

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12:00pm

Gut Reactions: Gluten or FODMAPs, Which is the Real Culprit Responsible for Triggering Gut Symptoms?

Speaker: Associate Professor Jane Muir, Department of Gastroenterology, Monash University

In Australia around 1% of the population have coeliac disease – a condition that requires strict life-long avoidance of gluten. Yet it has been estimated that around 10-15% of our community are choosing to avoid gluten- and wheat- containing foods. One of the major reasons given for this avoidance relates to gut symptoms including; abdominal pain and bloating and discomfort associated with consumption of wheat-containing foods. While gluten is often blamed for triggering these symptoms research conducted at Monash University is suggesting that there is another component of wheat- and wheat-containing foods called FODMAPs that may be responsible. FODMAPs are short chain carbohydrates that are poorly digested and absorbed by the gut stands for Fermentable Oligo- Di- Mono-saccharides And Polyols. This talk will introduce the concept of FODMAPs and discuss some of the latest research evidence in this area.




Friday 6 – Sunday 8 February 2020, Sydney Showgrounds

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