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IBS Treatment Center Calls on McCain to Support IBS Research
Date:12/19/2009

pproximately 60 % of IBS patients believe that food exacerbates their symptoms, and research has suggested that allergy to certain foods could trigger IBS symptoms.”(4) And indicates that additional research is needed.

A study published in this month’s edition of the medical journal “Pediatrics” provides damning evidence that primary care physicians lack basic knowledge of food allergies and their appropriate diagnosis and treatment. The study’s survey of knowledge among primary care physicians revealed dramatic gaps in even basic knowledge. For example, fewer than 1 in 4 primary care physicians surveyed were aware that a patient allergic to milk should also avoid milk products like yogurt and cheese.

Rather than decrying the supposed waste of earmarks for research, The IBS Treatment Center calls on Senator McCain and his fellows to encourage research and education to better address the common, expensive health problems called IBS. Reducing the billions in costs related to IBS and helping people live healthy, productive lives is certainly worth a few hundred thousand dollars in an earmark.


1 (Foxx-Orenstein A. 2006) http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=17406160
2 – Innate Health Foundation Research Page http://www.InnateHeatlhFoundation.org/5_c.htm
3 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1774228/
4 http://acg.gi.org/patients/ibsr
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