Unique IBS gut flora ‘signature’ identified; may lead to better diagnostics, treatments

The microbiota of patients, compared with controls, had a 2-fold increased ratio of the Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes ( P =.0002). [Note: other studies have associated an elevated proportion of Firmicutes with the elderly GI tract, which in turn is typically linked to reduced digestive secretions, slower gut transit time, reduced energy production and weight gain.]

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