13 Feb 2024 Nutrition Evidence Alert – February 2024 – IBS & the Microbiome
From our Expert Panel
Efficacy of a Synbiotic Containing Lactobacillus paracasei DKGF1 and Opuntia humifusa in Elderly Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial in Gut and Liver. 2023. With Expert Review from Ana-Paula Agrela
Efficacy and dose response of Lactiplantibacillus plantarum in diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome in World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2023. With Expert Review from Chloe Steele
Effect of the probiotic strain, Lactiplantibacillus plantarum P9, on chronic constipation: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in Pharmacological Research. 2023. With Expert Review from Kirsty Baxter
Low FODMAP diet reduces gastrointestinal symptoms in irritable bowel syndrome and clinical response could be predicted by symptom severity: A randomized crossover trial in Clinical Nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland). 2022. With Expert Review from Kirsty Baxter
Predictors of Symptom-Specific Treatment Response to Dietary Interventions in Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Nutrients. 2022. With Expert Review from Wilma Kristen
Efficacy and Acceptability of Dietary Therapies in Non-Constipated Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Randomized Trial of Traditional Dietary Advice, the Low FODMAP Diet, and the Gluten-Free Diet in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : the Official Clinical Practice Journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 2022. With Expert Review from Karin Elgar
This month, we continue our focus on the microbiome, this time diving into the science on the diet, the microbiome and IBS.
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Recommended Podcasts and Blogposts this Month
Dr Ruscio Radio – A Simple Probiotic Protocol to Improve IBS and Leaky Gut
Dr Ruscio Blog – What you should know about IBS and Probiotics
Optibac Probiotics Blog – The Best Probiotics for IBS Symptoms
Your Reference Library
For practitioners, researchers, policy makers and students with particular interest in this area, here’s our long list
An insight into the functional alterations in the gut microbiome of healthy adults in response to a multi-strain probiotic intake: a single arm open label trial in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 2023
Probiotics fortify intestinal barrier function: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials in Frontiers in Immunology. 2023
Efficacy of diet restriction with or without probiotic for treatment of patients with IBS-D: Phase I-II clinical trial in Immunity, Inflammation and Disease. 2023
Meta-analysis of the efficacy of probiotics to treat diarrhea in Medicine. 2022
Randomised controlled trial: effects of gluten-free diet on symptoms and the gut microenvironment in irritable bowel syndrome in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 2022
Fermentable oligo-, di-, monosaccharides, and polyols (FODMAPs), but not gluten, elicit modest symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized three-way crossover trial in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2022
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