The FODMAP diet was developed to reduce the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. But as it grows in popularity, online bloggers and 'health gurus' are promoting it for a range of unusual purposes.
People who bloat don't produce more abdominal gas than others but they might have problems getting rid of it.
There are several things that can cause bloating and a few things you can do to help prevent it, like avoiding certain foods and exercising.
Recent headlines proclaimed an Australian-developed pill might be able to help those with coeliac disease eat wheat without becoming ill. But the fine print says it's no treatment or cure.
Conditions affecting the stomach and bowels are common in modern humans and many are on the rise.