Food-related gastrointestinal symptoms in the irritable bowel syndrome.

  title={Food-related gastrointestinal symptoms in the irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={Magnus Simr{\'e}n and A. M{\aa}nsson and Anna Maria Langkilde and Jan Svedlund and Hasse Abrahamsson and Ulla Bengtsson and Einar Stef{\'a}n Bj{\"o}rnsson},
  volume={63 2},
BACKGROUND/AIMS Postprandial symptoms are common in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). However, existing studies have come to different conclusions about the role of food in the pathophysiology of IBS. We explored the prevalence of subjective food-related gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and its relationship to clinical characteristics and psychological factors in IBS. METHODS 330 patients with IBS and 80 healthy volunteers completed a food questionnaire developed for this study. The… CONTINUE READING
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