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Effects of Caffeine and Coffee on Irritable Bowel Syndrome , Crohn ’ s Disease , & Colitis

  title={Effects of Caffeine and Coffee on Irritable Bowel Syndrome , Crohn ’ s Disease , \& Colitis},
  author={Meri Rafetto and Theresa Grumet and Gerri French},
The prevalence today of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis among the adult population is linked to causative factors from both stress and diet. Twenty percent of adults are estimated to be suffering from IBS alone with symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence and constipation and/or loose stools. Certain foods including: caffeine, coffee, decaffeinated coffee, insoluble fiber, alcohol, chocolate, hot spices… 



Role of Alimentation in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

It is very difficult to give general dietary advice to IBS patients, but dieteticians may have a positive role in managing such patients, and the expert group concluded that fibers are not inert substances and that they could trigger pain or bloating in some IBS Patients.

Food-Related Gastrointestinal Symptoms in the Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A majority of IBS patients consider their symptoms to be related to meals, especially foods rich in carbohydrates and fat cause problems, and female sex and anxiety predict a high degree of food-related symptoms in IBS.

Psychological influences on the irritable bowel syndrome.

There is increasingly firm data to support the notion that antidepressant pharmacotherapy and a variety of behavioural treatments, offer patients with more severe forms of the illness a chance of long-term improvement.

New insights into the psychosocial aspects of irritable bowel syndrome

The epidemiologic association of IBS with psychological and social stresses is reviewed and how such stresses may influence consulting behavior and outcome is explored.

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The Acute Effects of Coffee and Caffeine on Human Interdigestive Exocrine Pancreatic Secretion

  • R. CoffeyV. GoAlan R. ZinsmeisterEugene P. DiMagno
  • Medicine, Biology
  • 1986
It is confirmed that coffee and caffeine stimulated gastric acid secretion and decaffeinated coffee raised serum gastrin concentrations and if an association between coffee and pancreatic carcinogenesis exists, chronic stimulation of the exocrine pancreas by secretagogues could result in a gland susceptible to carcinogenesis.

[The influence of coffee and caffeine on gastrin and acid secretion in man (author's transl)].

Roasted products seem to be responsible for the gastrin-releasing effect of coffee, as acid secretion was significantly greater after coffee and decaffeinated coffee than after caffeine.

'Modern life' in the epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease: a case‐control study with special emphasis on nutritional factors

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Effect of coffee on distal colon function.

It is suggested that drinking coffee can stimulate a motor response of the distal colon in some normal people.

Withdrawal syndrome after the double-blind cessation of caffeine consumption.

People who consume low or moderate amounts of caffeine may have a withdrawal syndrome after their daily consumption of caffeine ceases, and 62 normal adults whose intake of caffeine was low to moderate were studied.