Psyllium increased symptom relief in patients with the irritable bowel syndrome more than bran or placebo
- Soluble Fiber Beats Bran for Irritable Bowel Relief. // Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Dec2009, Vol. 27 Issue 10, p6
The article discusses the results on a study about the effectiveness of soluble fiber than bran for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), by C. J. Bijkerk and colleagues at the University Medical Center in Utrecht, Netherlands. Patients receiving the fiber from psyllium husk have greater relief from...
- Reclaiming the placebo effect. Godlee, Fiona // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);5/3/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7651, p966
The article discusses several reports published within the issue including one on placebos by Rudiger Pittroff and Ian Rubenstein, and another on irritable bowel disease by a group of authors.
- SYNBIOTICS IN IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME: A DOUBLE BLIND PROSPECTIVE RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL. Barker, P.; McNaught, C.E.; Anderson, A.D.G.; Mitchell, C.J.; MacFie, J. // Gut;Apr2003 Supplement 1, Vol. 52, pA11
Introduction: Alterations in resident Gl microflora have been implicated in the aetiology of irritable bowel syndrome (lBS) and this provides a theoretical rationale for the use of probiotics in these patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of synbiotics (pre- and...
- Psyllium Supplementation in Adolescents Improves Fat Distribution & Lipid Profile: A Randomized, Participant-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Trial de Bock, Martin; Derraik, José G. B.; Brennan, Christine M.; Biggs, Janene B.; Smith, Greg C.; Cameron-Smith, David; Wall, Clare R.; Cutfield, Wayne S. // PLoS Clinical Trials;Jul2012, Vol. 7 Issue 7, p1
Aims: We aimed to assess the effects of psyllium supplementation on insulin sensitivity and other parameters of the metabolic syndrome in an at risk adolescent population. Methods: This study encompassed a participant-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial. Subjects were...
- Questions arise about Bran's value to GI patients. Begany, Timothy // RN;Oct94, Vol. 57 Issue 10, p18
Reports on the result of a British study on the effect of bran on patients with irritable bowel syndrome published in the journal `Lancet'. Necessity of reconsidering the practice of advising patients to increase intake of bran.
- Lack of Efficacy of Saccharomyces Boulardii in Diarrhea Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome -- a Randomized Double--Blind, Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial. Kabir, Md. Anwarul; Ripa, Farhana Alam; Hasan, Mahmud // European Journal of Scientific Research;Dec2009, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p104
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder in Bangladesh. Several studies with probiotics have shown promising results in the treatment of IBS. One of the probiotics used was Saccharomyces boulardii. This is a randomized double blind placebo controlled clinical trial of S. boulardii in...
- Psyllium Therapy in the Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Longstreth, George F.; Fox, David D.; Youkeles, Lee; Forsythe, Alan B.; Wolochow, Donald A. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Jul81, Vol. 95 Issue 1, p53
Presents a study that conducted a randomized, double-blind trial of therapy with a psyllium preparation in patients with painful irritable bowel syndrome. Comparison of diary data during baseline and treatment periods for patients on psyllium and those on placebo; Influence of personality...
- Would you knowingly take a placebo if it works? Hamzelou, Jessica // New Scientist;1/8/2011, Vol. 209 Issue 2794, p01
The article focuses on research into the effect placebos have on people when they know they are taking a placebo. It states that researcher Ted Kaptchuk and colleagues at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts tested the effect of placebos and no treatment in 80 people suffering irritable bowel...
- Dietary bran and exacerbation of irritable bowel syndrome. // American Family Physician;10/1/1994, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p1072
Cites an article from the July 2, 1994 issue of the `Lancet' on the effect of dietary bran on irritable bowel syndrome. Deterioration of the patients' conditions.