How do FODMAPs cause irritable bowel symptoms?
FODMAPs are poorly absorbed by the gut; instead, they are quickly fermented by bacteria in the large intestine. This leads to bloating, abdominal pain and flatulence. FODMAPs also draw extra water into the large intestine, leading to diarrhea.
Author: Bow Tauro
First answered: 06 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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