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Food avoidance in athletes: FODMAP foods on the list

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Lis, DM and Ahuja, KDK and Stellingwerff, T and Kitic, C and Fell, JW, Food avoidance in athletes: FODMAP foods on the list, Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 41, (9) pp. 1002-1004. ISSN 1715-5312 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1139/apnm-2015-0428

Abstract

We surveyed 910 athletes to assess behaviors towards self-selected food/ingredient avoidance to minimize gastrointestinal distress. Fifty-five percent eliminated at least one high FODMAP food/category, with up to 82.6% reporting symptom improvement. In athletes indicating that high FODMAP foods trigger GI symptoms, lactose (86.5%) was most frequently eliminated, followed by galacto-oligosaccharides (23.9%), fructose (23.0%), fructans (6.2%) and polyols (5.4%). Athletes avoid predominantly lactose and to a lesser extent other high FODMAP foods to reduce gastrointestinal distress.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:athlete, FODMAP
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Human Movement and Sports Science
Research Field:Exercise Physiology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Nutrition
Author:Lis, DM (Mrs Dana Lis)
Author:Ahuja, KDK (Dr Kiran Ahuja)
Author:Stellingwerff, T (Dr Trent Stellingwerff)
Author:Kitic, C (Dr Cecilia Kitic)
Author:Fell, JW (Associate Professor James Fell)
ID Code:109235
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-06-03
Last Modified:2017-03-09
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