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Glutamine may be an option for postinfectious irritable bowel syndrome

KEY POINT

Use of glutamine supplementation in patients with postinfectious diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) resulted in greater improvements in gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms and changes in daily bowel movement frequency, stool form, and intestinal permeability compared with placebo, according to results of a small study published in Gut.