Bran and irritable bowel syndrome: time for reappraisal

@article{Francis1994BranAI,
  title={Bran and irritable bowel syndrome: time for reappraisal},
  author={C. Francis and P. Whorwell},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1994},
  volume={344},
  pages={39-40}
}
  • C. Francis, P. Whorwell
  • Published 1994
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Whilst following up large numbers of patients with irritable bowel syndrome we got the impression that wholemeal wheat and bran products made people with the condition worse rather than better. [...] Key Method One hundred consecutive new referrals, all of whom had tried bran, were questioned to resolve this issue. 55% of patients were made worse by bran whereas only 10% had found it helpful. With the exception of fruit, other forms of dietary fibre were not as detrimental and proprietary supplements were found…Expand Abstract

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