Irritable bowel syndrome: a review of the general aspects and the potential role of vitamin D

  title={Irritable bowel syndrome: a review of the general aspects and the potential role of vitamin D},
  author={Sandra Maria Barbalho and Ricardo de Alvares Goulart and Adriano Cressoni Ara{\'u}jo and {\'E}len Landgraf Guiguer and Marcelo Dib Bechara},
  journal={Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology},
  pages={345 - 359}
  • Sandra Maria Barbalho, Ricardo de Alvares Goulart, +2 authors Marcelo Dib Bechara
  • Published 2019
  • Medicine
  • Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • ABSTRACT Introduction: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a bowel disorder leading to symptoms such as abdominal pain, modifications in the motility and bowel habits, distention, bloating, and gas. Vitamin D (VD) may interfere in a plethora of cellular mechanisms, and act directly or indirectly in the regulation of the microbiome, the release of anti-microbial peptides, modulation of the immune system and inflammation processes; which in turn, may positively interfere with the altered gut… CONTINUE READING


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