Systematic review: the role of different types of fibre in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome

@article{Bijkerk2004SystematicRT,
  title={Systematic review: the role of different types of fibre in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome},
  author={C. J. Bijkerk and Jean W M Muris and J. Andr{\'e} Knottnerus and Arno W Hoes and Niek J. de Wit},
  journal={Alimentary Pharmacology \& Therapeutics},
  year={2004},
  volume={19}
}
Background : Both high‐fibre dietary advice and the prescription of fibre as a bulking agent are very common in primary and secondary care management of irritable bowel syndrome. Irritable bowel syndrome patients with constipation may have delayed intestinal transit. Therefore, fibres that accelerate intestinal transit may be beneficial in these patients. The uncertain benefits reported in several clinical studies, however, have led us to reappraise the value of fibre in irritable bowel… 
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