Does running cause gastrointestinal symptoms? A survey of 93 randomly selected runners compared with controls.

Abstract

AIM To investigate the belief that running causes diarrhoea and gastroesophageal reflux. METHODS Diet and gastrointestinal symptom questionnaires were completed by 93 randomly selected runners and 95 age, sex matched sedentary controls. RESULTS The runners ate more fibre and had more frequent bowel movements which were more often loose or urgent. They… (More)

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