The role of food intolerance in irritable bowel syndrome

Richard Lea, Peter J. Whorwell

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    Irritable bowel syndrome patients frequently believe that food intolerances are to blame for many of their symptoms, although not uncommonly this is caused by the nonspecific increase in gut motility that occurs with food ingestion. Nevertheless, dietary manipulation may result in substantial improvement in IBS symptomatology provided it is individualized to the particular patient. By further understanding the mechanisms involved in dietary intolerance, it should be possible to optimize the benefits of this approach to treatment. © 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)247-255
    Number of pages8
    JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005


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