IBS FODMAPS and Running
IBS symptoms affect many runners, and symptoms can be very unpleasant and disruptive to training and race schedules and to overall running performance.
In the general population, it’s estimated that 20% of the population experience IBS like symptoms. Women are twice as likely as men to report having symptoms of IBS.
With regards to the runners, looking at a variety of studies with different groups of runners, it appears that 30% or more in some instances, reported symptoms of exercise induced IBS symptoms.
It’s a common issue discussed amongst the running community and a topic we have covered in Episodes 3, 23, 31 and 78, so if it’s an area of interest to you please check out the information we share in these episodes.
Today we’re going to …
- Discuss how the medical profession diagnose IBS and what may lead to exercise induced IBS
- Review research on nutritional approaches for managing IBS in runners
- Share our approach to investigating the root causes of IBS symptoms with some food tip suggestions