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Irritable bowel syndrome: Psyllium beats bran for symptom relief

KEY POINT

Use of fiber supplementation, specifically soluble fiber, was effective in treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms, according to results of a meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.  

SOURCES

Moayyedi P et al. The effect of fiber supplementation on irritable bowel syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2014;109:1367–74. 

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