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IBS microbiome subtypes impact response to low FODMAP diet

By Nikki Hancocks

New research suggests the effectiveness of a low a FODMAP diet for IBS symptoms may result from the alterations in gut microbiota meaning microbiota signatures could be useful as biomarkers to guide IBS treatment.

NutraCast: Sonia Grego, PhD, on Smart Sampling Toilet technology

NutraCast: Sonia Grego, PhD, on Smart Sampling Toilet technology

By Danielle Masterson

A smart toilet that uses artificial intelligence is making a splash at Duke University. The tool, which is under development, can be retrofitted within the pipes of an existing toilet to help analyze stool. The new technology could assist in managing...

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COVID-19 IBS improvement reaffirms gut-brain link

By Nikki Hancocks

Patients' irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms improved when they were in lockdown, reaffirming the gut-brain connection in functional gastrointestinal disorders, according to research presentated at Digestive Disease Week (May 21-23).

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Research uncovers hidden gut bacteria in IBS patients

By Nikki Hancocks

Researchers have uncovered a hidden bacterial genus in the gut microbiome of patients with IBS, especially those who suffer with diarrhoea, offering a potential opportunity for probiotic treatment.

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Low FODMAP startup a hit with mainstream market

Bay’s Kitchen, a startup that produces a range of low-FODMAP products aimed at people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, has secured a “six-figure investment” to fund ongoing NPD and help bring their range into the mainstream.

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IBD prevalence study reveals 'alarming' stats

By Nikki Hancocks

The number of people suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is three times higher than previous estimates, with sufferers also at a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC), according to new research.

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GanedenBC30 reduces GI and URTI symptoms in children: study

By Danielle Masterson

Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6068 (GanedenBC30) may improve gastrointestinal symptoms (GI) and upper respiratory tract infection symptoms (URTI) in children, according to a new study published in the journal Food Research International.

'We may be in reach of relieving not only gut pain but also anxiety and depression that arises from gut disease.' ©iStock

'a breakthrough in conceptualising IBS'

Two-way gut-brain axis links mood disorders with gut complaints

By Will Chu

A brain-to-gut pathway, where neurological symptoms begin first, may explain why higher levels of anxiety and depression are predictors of developing gastrointestinal disorders, a study has determined. 

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Carbohydrates may offer IBS relief: Nutritional expert

By Nicola Cottam

Reducing consumption of carbohydrate foods containing naturally occurring fibres and sugars may offer almost 'instant' relief from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to nutrition consultant.

Lesaffre launches IBS probiotic yeast

Lesaffre launches IBS probiotic yeast

By Shane Starling

The human nutrition division of French yeast specialist Lesaffre has launched what it says is only the second known probiotic yeast, and the first to directly target Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

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