Published online Nov 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i43.16215
Revised: July 14, 2014
Accepted: July 24, 2014
Published online: November 21, 2014
Core tip: This is one of the first studies confirming the efficacy of a low fermentable, oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols diet (LFD) in a Danish population with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) also has beneficial effects on IBS symptoms, particularly in diarrhoeal and alternating IBS subtypes. Web-based monitoring (such as at: http://www.ibs.constant-care.dk) of disease severity and quality of life appears to be feasible among patients with IBS. LFD and LGG should be recommended for patients with IBS. The web-based monitoring of disease severity is promising means and should be more widely implemented among patients with IBS.