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2007 (EN)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Diet (EN)

., A. Adamopoulos

SUMMARY The role of diet in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome still remains empirical, as the underlying pathophysiologic disturbances of this disorder are not fully elucidated and randomised controlled trials are difficult to perform. The mainstey for dietary manipulation still remains the exclusion diets. The new, in this field is that the “forbidden” foods are fewer than in the past and the dietary advice given to the patients has a more scientific basis, although not evidence-based but based on the best evidence we have. Fat, milk, fiber, carbohydrates and certain other substances such as coffee, alcohol, hot spices may play a greater or lesser role, in aggravating symptoms. The insistance of doctors in their personal communication with patients as well as new, well designed, trials will help towards a more rational approach to this problem. Key words: Irritable bavel syndrome, food intolerance constipation predominant IBS (EN)




Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 15, No 3 (2002) (EN)

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