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Getting to the bottom of the FODMAP diet and its potential use with athletes

FODMAP diet webinar Dr Sharon Madigan

The FODMAP diet has become very popular over the last decade for both the general population and athletes. Head of Performance at Sports Ireland Dr Sharon Madigan discusses the benefits of the FODMAP diet in this webinar.

Dr Sharon Madigan believes that the FODMAP diet can have positive outcomes for athletes. However, only if the diet is well structured and the athlete is well educated. Following a FODMAP diet has become easier as recently there has been extensive food composition analysis which is regularly updated which helps individuals follow the diet.

Date: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Time: 15.00 GMT

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What is the FODMAP diet?

FODMAP stands for stands for fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols. The FODMAP diet is one low in fermentable carbs known as FODMAPS, it is clinically recommended for the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

FODMAP diet for GI distress

Can this play a role in the management of GI (gastrointestinal distress) distress in athletes? Dr Sharon Madigan suggests it can for some athletes but it needs to be managed well within the whole performance nutrition support. More details will be discussed in this webinar

Learning outcomes

After watching this webinar you will:

  • Have a basic awareness of what FODMAPS are and how they may help the management of IBS in some athletes.
  • Be able to identify why certain foods cause symptoms for those with IBS.
  • Understand the common food triggers and identify potential sports supplements that can cause problems.
  • Be given onward referral routes for athletes and sources of information.

Presenter profile

Dr-Sharon-Madigan FODMAP dietDr Sharon Madigan is a qualified dietitian and Head of Performance Sport at Sports Ireland. She has many years of clinical experience in the management of GI disease with the general public and this experience has proven to be useful when managing athletes at all levels. Having completed a specialist FODMAP training course in 2014 she now uses this approach as part of the overall nutrition management of her athletes.

Dr Madigan also helped contribute to the recent Guide to Careers in Sport and Exercise Science which was created by BASES and Human Kinetics.

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Future and previous BASES webinars

This webinar is brought to you in association with The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

All previous Human Kinetics and BASES webinars are available for playback. To view then you must sign in or create an account. For information on all Human Kinetics webinars past and present, read our post – Human Kinetics and BASES Webinars – Everything you need to know.

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