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Both Gluten-Free And Low-Calorie Diets Ease Gastrointestinal Ills In Fibromyalgia, Study Finds
Tuesday 13 June 2017
Both Gluten-free and Low-Calorie Diets Ease Gastrointestinal Ills in Fibromyalgia, Study Finds
Because the gastrointestinal symptoms reported by fibromyalgia patients are often similar to those of people with gluten sensitivity, a study compared the effects of two diets — one gluten-free and the other a low-calorie plan called the hypocaloric diet — in alleviating the discomfort experienced by FM patients.
The pilot study, conducted by researchers in Spain, found both diets of similar benefit in easing symptoms — implying that dietary changes may be of help, regardless of whether those changes remove gluten entirely or lower across-the-board the amount of calories a patient ingests each day.
The study, “The Effects of a Gluten-free Diet Versus a Hypocaloric Diet Among Patients With Fibromyalgia Experiencing Gluten Sensitivity–like Symptoms: A Pilot, Open-Label Randomized Clinical Trial,” was published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology.
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