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IgG-Based Diets Can Provide Relief for Some Patients With IBS  Physician's Weekly

IgG-based elimination diets using a novel diagnostic tool to guide therapy may be beneficial to some patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to Anthony Lembo, MD, FACG.

Previous studies show that diet modification can improve symptoms in patients with IBS, he explained. “Food intolerances/sensitivities are common in patients with IBS, but outcomes following self-directed elimination diets are poor,” he wrote. “The role of IgG antibodies in identifying patients with food sensitivities is controversial.”

Dr. Lembo and colleagues sought to assess the utility of a novel, proprietary, IgG-based elimination diet to improve symptoms in patients with IBS. The study’s findings were presented at the recent American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2022 annual meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, held in person and virtually.

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