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Probiotics show ‘Exceptional Potential’ for IBS patients

on December 5, 2011

Probiotics is a trendy supplement that boasts a multitude of health benefits from flat stomachs to helping combating diarrhoea. But there is also the serious health benefits associated, namely for those who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other gut related ailments.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a mixture of abdominal symptoms for which there’s no apparent cause. It’s the most common condition seen by gastroenterologists, and some estimates suggest that as many as one in five adults in the UK have IBS at any one time.

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A Double Blind 3-month study conducted by King’s College using Probiotic supplement on 186 IBS patients showed ‘exceptional potential’ as quoted by lead researcher, consultant gastroenterologist Prof Ingvar Bjarnason, for addressing digestive problems. The full scientific paper and results are due to be presented at international congresses starting in May 2012.

This particular study is considered to be more robust than other Probiotics studies in IBS. It involved Rome III classified IBS patients who failed first and second line treatments and whose symptoms were severe enough for GP referral.

Probiotics are facing a hard time for the Claims they can make on pack and on company websites, however you can agree that these results speak for themselves.