02 Sep Leaky Gut Syndrome with IBS
Intestinal permeability or more commonly known as leaky guts syndrome, in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients has been studied with conflicting results. This new study evaluated 91 IBS patients and 94 healthy controls. All the subjects were given sucrose excretion and lactulose/rhamnose tests to assess gastroduodenal and small intestinal permeability, respectively. The study result indicated that patients with IBS – D (diarrhea predominate) had a statistically significant higher incidence of leaky gut syndrome as compare to controls. Metabolic Solutions offers the sucrose breath test for assessing leaking gut syndrome. The breath test is very simple to perform at home.
Ref: Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2014 August