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The Relationship of Eating Habits and Trigger Foods to Symptom Severity of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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The Relationship of Eating Habits and Trigger Foods to Symptom Severity of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Back, Juyeon; Jun, Sang-Eun;
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate eating habits and the frequency of trigger-food consumption in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and to examine the associations of these variables with IBS symptom severity. Methods: We included 145 ROME III-positive IBS patients (mean age 31.2 years, 73.8% of female). Subjects completed an eating-habits and food-consumption questionnaire, IBS-Symptom Severity Scale (IBS-SSS) and Brief Symptom Inventory-18 (BSI-18) for psychological distress. Results: Subjects with unhealthy eating-habits such as irregular meal times, frequently eating out and overeating tended to show higher IBS symptom severity. The severity of IBS symptoms related to the frequency of the consumption of trigger foods. Subjects who ate trigger-foods (i.e., tofu, beans, almonds, and peanuts) less frequently showed higher IBS symptom severity (p
Irritable bowel syndrome;Eating habits;Trigger foods;Symptom severity;
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