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A link between IBS and bacteria
A recent study has definitively linked Irritable Bowel Syndrome with bacteria in the gut. The study was published in 'Digestive Diseases and Sciences'.

"While we found compelling evidence in the past that bacterial overgrowth is a contributing cause of IBS, making this link through bacterial cultures is the gold standard of diagnosis," said Mark Pimentel, MD, director of the Cedars-Sinai GI Motility Program and an author of the study. "This clear evidence of the role bacteria play in the disease underscores our clinical trial findings, which show that antibiotics are a successful treatment for IBS."
Probiotics can definitely help with the rebalancing of gut flora. I can see bacteria definitely being something that could cause your gut to go out of wack.

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