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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) overview

Up to 1 in 4 people in the UK is affected by irritable bowel syndrome or IBS at some stage. Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common gastrointestinal conditions, but the causes are unknown. IBS symptoms include diarrhoea, constipation and abdominal cramps. There are IBS treatments such as diet and lifestyle changes and medications that can help.

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Cutting some carbs 'may not help IBS symptoms'

Cutting out certain carbohydrates with the low FODMAP diet for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) helps relieve symptoms for many people, but new research questions evidence to support its use.

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