Staple Foods Consumption and Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Japanese Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study

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BACKGROUND Carbohydrates can cause gastrointestinal symptoms due to incomplete absorption in the small bowel. Thus, high-carbohydrate diets may induce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). OBJECTIVE This observational and cross-sectional study assessed the association between consumption of several carbohydrate-enriched staple foods, such as rice… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119097

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