Toilet reading habits in Israeli adults.

  title={Toilet reading habits in Israeli adults.},
  author={Omer Goldstein and Y. J. Shaham and Timna Naftali and Fred Meir Konikoff and Alexandra Lavy and Ron Shaoul},
  journal={Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society},
  volume={21 3},
Although toilet reading (TR) is a common habit, the effect of TR on bowel movements is neglected in the medical literature. Our hypothesis was that TR provides a distraction and acts as an unconscious relaxation technique and allows an easier defecation process. The aim of this study was to assess how common is TR and to map the reading/playing toilet habits in the Israeli adult population. In addition, we aimed to explore a possible connection between TR and the nature of bowel habits in… CONTINUE READING
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