Irritable bowel syndrome: role of food in pathogenesis and management.

  title={Irritable bowel syndrome: role of food in pathogenesis and management.},
  author={Ashraf Morcos and Ted G Dinan and Eamonn M M Quigley},
  journal={Journal of digestive diseases},
  volume={10 4},
Patients with the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) commonly report the precipitation of symptoms on food ingestion. Though the role of dietary constituents in IBS has not been extensively studied, food could contribute to symptom onset or even the causation of IBS through a number of mechanisms. First, the physiological response of the intestine to food ingestion could precipitate symptoms in predisposed individuals; second, there is some evidence that allergy or intolerance to a particular food… CONTINUE READING

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