In reviews regarding the management of patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders and motility disturbances within the gut nutritional aspects and dietary advice is often put forward as being of great importance. However, there are relatively few high-quality, interventional studies in the literature supporting an important role for general dietary advice to improve symptoms in these patients. Nutritional supplementation to patients with malnutrition due to severe dysfunction of the gastrointestinal tract is of course less controversial, even though different views on how this should be performed exist. The content of this article is based on presentations given by the authors during the second meeting of the Swedish Motility Group held in Gothenburg in March 2005, and aims to give an overview on the role of dietary advice and nutritional supplementation to patients with gastrointestinal dysfunction of different severity.
Simren, M., Abrahamsson, H., Bosaeus, I., Brummer, R. J., Dolk, A., Lindberg, G., Nyhlin, H., Ohlsson, B., Sjolund, K., & Tornblom, H. (2007). Nutritional aspects in patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders and motor dysfunction in the gut Working team report of the Swedish Motility Group (SMoG). Digestive and Liver Disease, 39(5), 495-504. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dld.2006.11.016