A starch- and sucrose-reduced diet may lead to improvement of intestinal and extraintestinal symptoms in more conditions than irritable bowel syndrome and congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency

Bodil Roth, Bodil Ohlsson

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Objectives: A starch- and sucrose-reduced diet has been found to improve gastrointestinal and extraintestinal symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome, as well as reduce weight and improve psychological well-being. Our hypothesis was that a starch- and sucrose-reduced diet would also be beneficial in other conditions with similar symptoms. The aim of the present research letter was to describe the role of a starch- and sucrose-reduced diet in a pilot project in patients with diarrhea having varying causes. Methods: One man, age 36 y, suffering from functional diarrhea and one woman, 56 y, suffering from microscopic colitis, were randomized to a starch- and sucrose-reduced diet for 4 wk. At baseline, dietary information was given, and blood samples collected. Weight and waist circumference were measured. The participants completed the irritable bowel syndrome severity scoring system for evaluating specific gastrointestinal and extraintestinal symptoms and visual analog scale for irritable bowel syndrome for evaluation of specific gastrointestinal symptoms and psychological well-being. The degrees of satiety and sweet craving were measured on visual analog scales. After 4 wk, all procedures were repeated. Results: Weight, body mass index, and waist circumference were decreased during the intervention. The total amount of gastrointestinal symptoms was decreased in the participants with functional diarrhea, and diarrhea and bloating were decreased in both participants. Both had reduced extraintestinal symptoms and improved psychological well-being. Blood levels had mainly unchanged or slightly increased values of measurements reflecting nutrient intake. Conclusions: A starch- and sucrose-reduced diet may lead to weight reduction, reduced symptoms, and improved well-being in several patient categories, not only in patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. Future randomized trials should be done.

Originalspråkengelska
Artikelnummer112254
TidskriftNutrition
Volym117
DOI
StatusPublished - 2024

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  • Gastroenterologi

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