Accession Number : AD1048782


Title :   Effect of Diet on Gulf War Illness: A Pilot Study


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,30 Sep 2016,29 Sep 2017


Corporate Author : Western Institute For Biomedical Research Salt Lake City United States


Personal Author(s) : Tuteja, Ashok


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1048782.pdf


Report Date : 01 Oct 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : The overall objective of the study is to determine the efficacy of a Low FODMAP (modified healthy) diet relative to a High FODMAP (typical healthy) diet in reducing the 1) Intestinal symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and 2) Non-intestinal symptoms (fatigue, joint pain, insomnia, general stiffness and headache) in Veterans with Gulf War Illness. We will also determine if the change in gut flora is a mechanism for improvement in symptoms of IBS and GW illness while on the study.We screened our first participant in September 2016. Overall we have screened 18 and enrolled 14 Gulf War Veterans so far. Our efforts are ongoing to recruit more Gulf War veterans


Descriptors :   diet , diarrhea , PERSIAN GULF SYNDROME , INTESTINAL DISEASES , DIGESTIVE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , veterans(military personnel) , HEADACHE DISORDERS , stiffness , JOINTS (ANATOMY)


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE