Diet and irritable bowel syndrome

Graeme P. Young, Geoffrey S. Hebbard

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IBS is a heterogeneous condition characterised by increased sensitivity of the gastrointestinal tract. Food commonly precipitates symptoms in patients with IBS. Immunologically-mediated food allergy is not responsible for food-induced symptoms in the majority of patients with IBS. Dietary lifestyle, especially if it involves a high intake of fat and irregular meals, may be a significant factor in IBS. Response to dietary restriction is variable and tends to be related to other aggravating factors such as stress.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-69
JournalCurrent Therapeutics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


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