Alteration of intestinal microflora is associated with reduction in abdominal bloating and pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome

@article{Nobaek2000AlterationOI,
  title={Alteration of intestinal microflora is associated with reduction in abdominal bloating and pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome},
  author={S{\"o}ren Nobaek and Marie-Louise Johansson and G{\"o}ran Molin and Siv Ahrn{\'e} and Bengt W. Jeppsson},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2000},
  volume={95},
  pages={1231-1238}
}
OBJECTIVE:The influence of the gastrointestinal (GI) microflora in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has not been clearly elucidated. This study was undertaken to see if patients with IBS have an imbalance in their normal colonic flora, as some bacterial taxa are more prone to gas production than others. We also wanted to study whether the flora could be altered by exogenous supplementation. In a previous study we have characterized the mucosa-associated lactobacilli in healthy… CONTINUE READING
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