New Research Finds Interstitial Cystitis Diet Not Need to Be SOO Restrictive
A cross-sectional study conducted by the University of South Florida found that the Interstitial Cystitis Diet does NOT have to limit the majority of foods. Based on a web survey of 598 members of the Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA), Interstitial Cystitis patients may need to avoid citric fruits, tomatoes, coffee, tea, carbonated and alcoholic beverages and spicy foods. Researchers Stuart Hart, MD and Rene Bassaly, DO also concluded that Interstitial Cystitis patients may be able to reduce food sensitivities by consuming baking soda or Prelief prior to eating one of these trigger foods.
This study about interstitial cystitis (IC) and diet was on the agenda of the American Urogynecologists Society Annual Meeting held September 30 to October 2, 2010 in Long Beach, California.