What are the new findings?
Diet or medication in primary care patients with IBS: the DOMINO study – a randomised trial supported by the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE Trials Programme) and the Rome Foundation Research Institute — https://gut.bmj.com/content/71/11/2226?rss=1
- In a controlled trial enrolling 470 newly diagnosed primary care IBS patients, a self-management FODMAP-lowering smartphone application was superior to standard medical therapy in alleviating IBS symptoms.
- The superiority of the diet app was already present at 4 weeks and persisted at 8 and 16 weeks.
- The diet app had a high acceptability and adherence rate.