Prevalence of small bowel bacterial overgrowth and its association with nutrition intake in nonhospitalized older adults.

@article{Parlesak2003PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of small bowel bacterial overgrowth and its association with nutrition intake in nonhospitalized older adults.},
  author={Alexandr Parlesak and Birgit Klein and Kerstin Schecher and Johann Christian Bode and Christiane Bode},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={768-73}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of small bowel bacterial overgrowth (SBBO) in older adults and to assess whether SBBO is associated with abdominal complaints and nutrient intake. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING Eight senior residence sites in Stuttgart, Germany. PARTICIPANTS Older adults living independently in senior residence houses. MEASUREMENTS The prevalence of SBBO was measured in 328 subjects, of whom 294 were aged 61 and older, by measuring hydrogen concentration… CONTINUE READING
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