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Women's Health Australia - - HEALTH DISCUSS ! -

Good news for the one in five Aussies with ir­ri­ta­ble bowel syn­drome: pop­ping a vi­ta­min D sup­ple­ment may help ease symp­toms. A team at the UK’S Univer­sity of Sheffield re­viewed re­search on IBS and the vi­ta­min, and found many peo­ple with the con­di­tion were D-de­fi­cient. The supps were also linked with bet­ter qual­ity of life and im­prove­ment in symp­toms such as ab­dom­i­nal pain, bloat­ing and di­ar­rhoea. While sci­en­tists ad­mit more re­search is needed, lead study author Dr Bernard Corfe says, “It’s ev­i­dent from the find­ings that all peo­ple with IBS should have their vi­ta­min D lev­els tested and a large ma­jor­ity of them would ben­e­fit from sup­ple­ments.” Book in with your doc for a blood test, stat!

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