Effect of Diet on Gulf War Illness: A Pilot Study
Technical Report,30 Sep 2018,29 Sep 2019
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 37 and enrolled 17 Gulf War Veterans so far. Three patients are on screening. Our efforts are ongoing to recruit more Gulf War veterans.
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