Abnormal colonic fermentation in irritable bowel syndrome.

  title={Abnormal colonic fermentation in irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={Timothy S King and Marinos Elia and John O. Hunter},
  volume={352 9135},
BACKGROUND The cause of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is unknown. It may follow gastroenteritis and be associated with an abnormal gut flora and with food intolerance. Our study was designed to assess whether these factors were associated with colonic malfermentation. METHODS We carried out a crossover controlled trial of a standard diet and an exclusion diet matched for macronutrients in six female IBS patients and six female controls. During the final 72 h on each diet, faecal excretion of… CONTINUE READING