Irritable Bowel Syndrome

'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. 

Canadian authorities gives Lesaffre product health claims approval

IBS health claims approval

By Nicholas Robinson

Lesaffre Human Care, the northern France-headquartered manufacturer of bacteria-based health ingredients, has received health claims approval from the Canadian Health Authorities (CHA) for its product Ibsium, which helps to relieve the symptoms associated...

Probiotics are widely recommended by medical bodies in Europe and beyond, the International Yakult Symposium was told

Dispatches from the International Yakult Symposium

No health claims but probiotics remain on medical agenda

By Shane Starling from Berlin

Probiotics are yet to win a health claim in the European Union but they continue to receive backing by various bodies for gastrointestinal issues like diarrhoea.

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