Genes and environment in irritable bowel syndrome: one step forward

Talley, N. J.
December 2006
Gut;Dec2006, Vol. 55 Issue 12, p1694
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) cause either or both by genes and environment. He mentions that this gastrointestinal disorder affect more or less 10% of the population and causes considerable morbidity. He also questioned the relative importance of genes. An overview of the result of the two twin studies about IBS is offered.


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