{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} The Role of Guar Fiber in Improving the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Functional Constipation and Functional Diarrhea: A Systematic Review


In this systematic review, the authors aim to identify the effect of guar fiber supplementation compared with other nutritional interventions on gastrointestinal symptoms with individuals diagnosed with IBS, FC, and FD. The main finding from this study was that guar fiber may be effective in improving the management of IBS symptoms.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Recognize the clinical features and diagnostic criteria for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
  2. Identify treatment strategies for IBS, functional constipation (FC), and functional diarrhea (FD).
  3. Explain the role of guar fiber in the management of IBS, FC, and FD.

Learning Outcomes

A majority of the participants of this activity will demonstrate knowledge about the role of guar fiber for improving the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional constipation, and functional diarrhea by achieving a passing score on the posttest.
Price: $24.95


  • CDR 1.0 CPEU
  • FCDN 1.0 CPEU

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), provider number LI001. Registered dietitians (RDs) will receive 1.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for successful completion of this program/material, CPE Levels 2 and 3. Activity Number 180521.

Professions: Dietetic Professional
Test Code: NT0124DP
Published: Jan/Feb 2024
Expires: 3/7/2025
Sources: Nutrition Today
Required Passing Score: 8/10 (80%)
Authors: Lara Tupper, MNutr; Monique Terol, MNutr; Jennifer Utter, PhD; Shannon Morley, BSND
Categories: Gastrointestinal , Nutrition
Specialties: Gastroenterology, Nutrition