Digestive Health Week 2016 "Diet and the Gut"

Iranian Association of Gastroenterology and Hepatology celebrate Digestive Health Week from 22 up to 29 May, 2016 ( 2 - 9 Khordad, 1395). 

Dear Colleagues,

For some time the public have been asking us about the relationship between what we eat and the subsequent development of gastrointestinal symptoms. One good example of this is coeliac disease, which affects 1% of the population with the damage occurring in the gut as a result of eating gluten, a protein present in the wheat. More recently a new entity is emerging termed non-coeliac gluten sensitivity which may affect more than 10% of the population.

Food intolerances are reported to be very common affecting up to 40% of individuals who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) type symptoms. A further exciting development is the dietary interventions studies showing benefit to patients with IBS when trying a FODMAP (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols) diet, gluten free diet or probiotics. However one area of confusion for both clinicians and the public alike are the entities of Food Allergy and Food Intolerance.....

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Our digestive health week program includes scientific seminars, published scientific articles in newspapers and magazines and news sites and interview Radio and TV to inform the general public will be carried out. Posters and brochures will be distributed among the people in 10 provinces, including of: