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The most common eradication treatment for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a course of the antibiotic rifaximin.  However for many people this is a... More

A recent study was conducted to exam the prevalence of SIBO in obesity.  Thirty (30) participants with suspected SIBO underwent lactulose hydrogen breath tests and... More

Lactose intolerance and milk allergy are two very different problems that are often confused and thought of as the same issue.  Lactose intolerance is simply... More

Great article that reviews the prevalence of SIBO and discusses the value of using the hydrogen breath test to detect SIBO, and the importance of... More

This study conducted a meta-analysis and systematic review of current evidence to assess the efficacy of probiotics in preventing or treating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). The conclusion was that... More

The hydrogen breath test is generally agreed to be the best method to test for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).  However, there was disagreement on... More

This study evaluated whether there was a link between subclinical atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).  Thirty nine patients were... More

It is possible that prolonged use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may increase the risk of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). This is because chronic acid suppression may... More

Here is the link to a worthwhile TV news story about small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO and using the hydrogen breath test to detect its... More

It has been hypothesized that people with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have a high prevalence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).  The reason is unknown... More

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