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The prevalence of H. pylori increases with age.  This phenomenon is thought to be due to increased use of medications and decreased secretion of protective... More

Previous research has established that small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is common in patients with chronic pancreatitis caused by excessive consumption of alcohol.  This new... More

In the past few years the Gluten-Free diet has become very popular.  Part of the popularity is fueled by the idea that while a person... More

Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are often diagnosed with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth but seldom tested for carbohydrate malabsorption.  To look at this issue... More

Much has been written about the IBS and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.  Fewer studies have focused on the incidence of lactose intolerance in IBS patient... More

A high prevalence of Fructose malabsorption has been reported in previous studies of IBS patient. This research sought to examine whether the findings held up... More

Good article today about lactose intolerance.  Key take home points are that lactose intolerance doesn’t mean you can’t consume any dairy.  Most people can... More

The hydrogen breath test shows the bacterial fermentation of unabsorbed intestinal carbohydrates. Malabsorption of carbohydrates is a key trigger of irritable bowel syndrome type symptoms... More

Altered small intestinal motility increases the risk of developing small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).  Hypothyroidism is known to alter small intestinal motility.  This research conducted... More

This article discusses the link between irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and leaky gut syndrome. The authors state that increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut) has been... More

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