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Is Gluten the Culprit in Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity?

Rapidly fermented poorly absorbed short-chain carbohydrates, rather than gluten or other wheat proteins, might cause¬†gastrointestinal symptoms in people who do not have celiac disease but feel better on gluten-free diets, according to the August issue of Gastroenterology. Individuals with non-celiac … Continue reading

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What Can Relieve Symptoms of Functional Dyspepsia?

Buspirone, an agonist of the serotonin receptor 5-HT1A, relaxes the proximal stomach to reduce symptoms of functional dyspepsia and increase gastric accommodation, according to trial results presented in the November issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Functional dyspepsia is a … Continue reading

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Could Differences in Gut Bacteria Cause IBS?

The bacteria that reside in the intestines of adults and children with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) differ from those of healthy adults and children, according to 2 studies in the November issue of Gastroenterology. Microorganisms account for 90% of the … Continue reading

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New Treatment for IBS

LX1031, a¬†drug that inhibits serotonin production, relieves symptoms and increases stool consistency in patients with nonconstipating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study by Philip Brown et al. in the August issue of Gastroenterology. Serotonin (also called 5-hydroxytryptamine or … Continue reading

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