For some time the public have been asking us about the relationship between what we eat and the subsequent development of gastrointestinal symptoms. One good example of this is coeliac disease, which affects 1% of the population with the damage occurring in the gut as a result of eating gluten, a protein present in the wheat. More recently a new entity is emerging termed non-coeliac gluten sensitivity which may affect more than 10% of the population.
Food intolerances are reported to be very common affecting up to 40% of individuals who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) type symptoms. A further exciting development is the dietary interventions studies showing benefit to patients with IBS when trying a FODMAP (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols) diet, gluten free diet or probiotics. However one area of confusion for both clinicians and the public alike are the entities of Food Allergy and Food Intolerance.....
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Please click on a title below to view the highlights and happenings of WDHD 2016!
Meet the Steering Committee guiding this year's campaign here !
World Digestive Health Day is celebrated all year long! Would you like to know what is happening around the globe for WDHD 2016? Visit the calendar to see what events are being planned! Is your event missing? Submit your event now!
The following WGO Global Guidelines and Cascades are featured as useful resources for the 2016 World Digestive Health Day Campaign. In support of this year's campaign, WGO has released a Global Guideline update on Celiac Disease. In 2018 WGO published the new "Diet and the Gut" Guideline.
We are pleased to introduce to you the creation of the WGO Handbook On Diet and the Gut! Featuring thirteen chapters written by experts from around the globe! This publication was created to celebrate World Digestive Health Day 2016 “Diet and the Gut – Your Diet and Gut Health”, and covers articles on various topics including Normal Gut Health, Dietary Fiber, FODMAPS, the Role of Food in IBS, Carbohydrate Intolerance, Food Allergies, Celiac Disease, and many more! Click the PDF link below to view today!
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In addition to the handbook, World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) 2016 is pleased to provide additional various tools and resources below for use across the globe in support of this year's campaign. We invite you to also share your resources which can be linked to from this page!