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Are there any foods to avoid if you have endometriosis?

Although further research needs to be done, specific factors may negatively influence endometriosis:

A diet high in trans-fats

Research has found that women who consumed diets that were higher in trans-fats such as processed foods; fast and fried foods had higher rates of endometriosis diagnosis.

Excess red meat consumption

Some research has shown that an increased risk of endometriosis development could potentially be associated with a high intake of red meat.

High-FODMAP foods

FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols, which are a collection of molecules found in food, which can be poorly absorbed by some people such as individuals suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

One study found symptoms significantly improved in those with and endometriosis who followed a low-FODMAP diet.

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