24 Aug 2014

Participants sought: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and dietary salicylates


Volunteers are sought by the Department of Gastroenterology, Monash University for a study involving two trials, consuming a diet low or high in natural salicylates for 4 weeks (all meals provided) and a diagnostic salicylate test. Salicylates are chemicals that occur naturally in many plants to protect the plants against insects and diseases.

The study entails
a) a trial for a dietary treatment for IBS. You may be suitable to take part in the dietary trial if you
  • are 18 years or older
  • experience IBS symptoms including abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation
The trial will involve:
  • consuming a diet low or high in natural salicylates for 4 weeks (all meals provided)
  • collecting a single blood sample and completing food and symptom diaries.
b) the trial of a diagnostic salicylate test. You may be suitable to take part in the research study if you
  • are 18 years or older
  • have Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD) with asthmatic symptoms on consumption of Aspirin
The trial will involve collecting 12ml of blood sample.

Contact
To participate or to find out more information please contact Ms Sree Malakar
Ethics Approval
Ethics Committee project number: CF14/1642- 2014000780
All information is kept strictly confidential.