Research

How fructan hydrolases break down fructan, a FODMAP group, to aid digestion

How fructan hydrolases break down fructan, a FODMAP group, to aid digestion

Adding fructan hydrolase to meals can effectively reduce the FODMAP burden that reaches the intestine and aggravates IBS symptoms in sensitive individuals.

Nov 17, 22
Fagopyritols and the sensitive gut

Fagopyritols and the sensitive gut

Short-chain carbohydrates found in our diet which are not digested in the small intestine and are rapidly fermented by colonic bacteria are commonly referred to as FODMAPs (fermentable oligo-,di-, monosaccharides...

Sep 30, 22
How might climate change impact fructan composition of food crops?

How might climate change impact fructan composition of food crops?

During the last two decades the world has experienced an abrupt change in climate. Fructans, linear or branched polymers of fructose often with a terminal glucose, are important storage carbohydrates found...

May 12, 22
The rise of Irritable Bowel Syndrome post COVID-19

The rise of Irritable Bowel Syndrome post COVID-19

A subset of patients with acute gastroenteritis caused by viruses have developed post-infection IBS, so researchers believe that COVID-19 infection may cause PI-IBS as well.

Mar 25, 22