Effect of Diet on Gulf War Illness: A Pilot Study
Technical Report,30 Sep 2015,29 Sep 2016
Western Institute for Biomedical Research Salt Lake City United States
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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 5 and enrolled 2 Gulf War Veterans so far. Our efforts are ongoing to recruit more Gulf War veterans.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition