19 Jun Leaky gut syndrome and IBS
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 observed in IBS patients with diarrhea. IBS patients show higher numbers and increased activation of mucosal immunocytes. A potential therapeutic option is to use probiotics. Certain probiotic strains have useful properties including anti-inflammatory effects. Metabolic Solutions offers the sucrose breath test to confirm the presence of leaky gut syndrome.
Ref: J Clin Gastroenterol 2012 Oct Suppl S52-5