22 Mar 2016

Congratulations to Dept of Gastroenterology's 3rd Rome Foundation award in a row!

Food low in FODMAPS have been shown
to reduce IBS symptoms
The Rome Foundation Board has selected a paper by Monash Department of Gastroenterology researchers for the third year in a row. The paper, entitled “A diet low in FODMAPs reduces symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome”, receives the Rome Foundation Ken Heaton Award for the Paper Most Cited on Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders, and a cash prize in the amount of USD$1000. Congratulations to the team! The Rome Foundation will acknowledge the accomplishment at their annual Rome Foundation reception on May 21, 2016.


More about the award

The Rome Foundation established this award in memory of Ken Heaton, MD, former Consultant Physician at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and Reader of Medicine at the University of Bristol. Dr. Heaton’s legacy was the study of the functional GI disorders, specifically IBS (more information can be found on their website theromefoundation.org/research/ken_heaton_mostcited.cfm).
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