Psyllium increased symptom relief in patients with the irritable bowel syndrome more than bran or placebo

Luther, Jay; Chey, William D.
January 2010
ACP Journal Club;1/19/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 1, p10
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study conducted by researcher C.J. Bijkerk and colleagues to know the effectiveness of soluble fiber, psyllium, or insoluble fiber, bran, in primary care patients with the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). A randomized placebo-controlled trial was conducted by in primary care practices in Utrecht and Maastricht, the Netherlands among 275 patients who had symptoms of IBS. It was found that psyllium increased symptom relief more than bran or placebo at 1 month.


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