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Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Is Vegetarian Better?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is a diagnosis based upon symptoms. Here's the criteria: Many providers call IBS the "wastebasket diagnosis", because it's what people are often told they have when the rest of the work-up (imaging, labs, etc.) comes back normal. It's basically a diagnosis of symptoms, with no explanation as to why someone is having those symptoms. This new study was just published looking into whether a vegetarian diet shows to be helpful for IBS. The conclusion? "This study suggests that a long term vegetarian diet could be associated with IBS." You may be wondering why this is. I have many theories, based upon what I see in practice, but I'll save them for now. Feel free

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