EDITORIAL URRENT Are diets the answers to colon ills? Food, irritable PINION bowel syndrome and the microbiome Eamonn M.M. Quigley Given the role of the gastrointestinal tract in digestion So, where have we got to? All agree that food is and absorption, it is appropriate that food or the very important and that some among us develop a vari- anticipation of food should be the primary trigger of ety of gastrointestinal symptoms when we eat and many physiological processes in the gut and its related are exposed to certain foods. Before we run off and organs – from lower esophageal sphincter relaxation conclude that all such instances are based on allergy to pancreatic secretion and colonic motility. Indeed, or intolerance, we should remind ourselves of the the gastro-colonic response, recognized many years complex psychophysiological response which is ago, has been confirmed as a major motor response in evoked in the gut when we put food in our mouths that organ and described in great detailon recent high- . Now, another dimension has been added – the resolution manometric studies of the colon . Our complex interaction between food and our resident patients have been telling us forever that food
Current Opinion in Gastroenterology – Wolters Kluwer Health
Published: Mar 1, 2018
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