Binge Drinking Worsens GI Symptoms in Women With IBS, Study Says
Severity of gastrointestinal symptoms in women with irritable bowel syndrome may be exacerbated by episodes of binge drinking, according to a Gastroenterology report.
Researchers evaluated data from 166 women with IBS aged 18 to 48 years, according to the report. They also evaluated data from 48 healthy controls, who recorded their alcohol and tobacco use, caffeine intake and daily GI symptoms over the course of a month. Consumption of more than four drinks in a day was considered a binge drinking episode.
Associates were observed between drinking habits and GI symptoms for patients with IBS, but not among controls. Women with IBS who reported binge drinking had more severe symptoms than those who did not.
Related Articles on GI/Endoscopy:
EndoChoice Merges With Peer Medical
EndoChoice Acquires Scope Manufacturer RMS Endoskopie Technik
Fight Colorectal Cancer Highlights 2012 Research
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2012. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.
- Senate Introduces Companion Medicare RAC Reform Bill
- Drs. Brian Cole, Anthony Romeo of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Among Top Orthopedic Surgeons Contributing to Orthopedic Literature
- Spinal Elements Upgrades to 40,000-Square-Foot Headquarters
- UnitedHealth, Aetna, Cigna to Sit Out of California's Health Insurance Exchange
- Rhode Island Nixes "Confidential" Prices Between Payors, Providers