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141. Food intolerance: a major factor in the pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome. (Abstract)

Food intolerance: a major factor in the pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome. Specific foods were found to provoke symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in 14 of 21 patients. In 6 patients who were challenged double blind the food intolerance was confirmed. No difference was detected in changes in plasma glucose, histamine, immune complexes, haematocrit, eosinophil count, or breath hydrogen excretion produced after challenge or control foods. Rectal prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), however

1982 Lancet Controlled trial quality: uncertain

142. Wheat fibre and irritable bowel syndrome. A controlled trial. (Abstract)

Wheat fibre and irritable bowel syndrome. A controlled trial. Twenty-six patients with irritable bowel syndrome entered a controlled trial of diets with a high or low wheat-fibre content. After 6 weeks on the high-wheat fibre regimen there was significant improvement in symptoms and an objective change in colonic motor activity. No such improvement occurred on the low-fibre regimen. Patients with irritable bowel syndrome should be encouraged to increase their daily intake of wheat fibre.

1977 Lancet Controlled trial quality: uncertain

143. A double-blind trial of the effect of wheat bran on symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. (Abstract)

A double-blind trial of the effect of wheat bran on symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. 59 outpatients with irritable bowel syndrome participated in a randomised double-blind trial. The patients in the treatment group received three biscuits daily each containing 10 g of ordinary miller's bran, whereas the patients in the control group received wheat biscuits of a similar appearance. The treatment period was 6 weeks. 52% of the patients in the treatment group noted subjective improvement (...) compared with 65% in the control group. The results of this trial do not support the routine use of miller's bran in irritable bowel syndrome.

1976 Lancet Controlled trial quality: uncertain