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Table 2 Mean responses to individual GI symptoms across both dietary conditions

From: Effect of a short-term low fermentable oligosaccharide, disaccharide, monosaccharide and polyol (FODMAP) diet on exercise-related gastrointestinal symptoms

  LOWFODMAP HIGHFODMAP  
Symptom PRE POST PRE POST Interaction
Nausea 4.75 ± 2.86 0.88 ± 0.45 1.56 ± 0.63 4.94 ± 2.22 0.096
Pain 19.75 ± 6.75 4.13 ± 2.52 a 7.63 ± 3.15 22.50 ± 6.35 a,b 0.019*
Belching 3.38 ± 1.92 2.25 ± 1.45 3.56 ± 1.91 7.50 ± 2.99 0.218
Flatulence 14.75 ± 3.66 8.50 ± 2.84 17.38 ± 5.29 13.81 ± 3.57 0.705
Constipation 3.75 ± 2.72 4.00 ± 2.82 0.56 ± 0.34 4.19 ± 2.71 0.369
Diarrhoea 12.19 ± 5.70 3.06 ± 1.83 3.75 ± 3.75 13.13 ± 5.72 0.149
Defecation 2.50 ± 1.88 2.88 ± 2.23 0.37 ± 0.32 8.75 ± 5.21 0.247
Urge to defecate 12.19 ± 4.92 5.13 ± 2.67 7.69 ± 4.96 17.06 ± 6.70 0.155
Bloating 7.88 ± 4.15 1.25 ± 0.72 8.94 ± 4.96 12.69 ± 4.53b 0.236
  1. Table 2 displays mean data for individual GI symptoms (arbitrary units) across both dietary interventions. * denotes significant interaction effect (P < 0.02). a denotes significant change within-group (P < 0.03). b denotes significant post-diet difference in comparison to LOWFODMAP (P < 0.02)