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New research from Nagoya City University in Japan has shown that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) sufferers could experience significant relief by taking 1g of BioBran, a modified arabinoxylan compound extracted from rice bran, twice daily for four weeks.

The findings will be presented by the study’s lead researcher Dr Takeshi Kamiya, MD, PhD at GASTRO 2009 (United European Gastroenterology Week/World Congress of Gastroenterology) at ExCel, London, 21-25 November.

IBS has long been associated with multiple factors but more recently research has implicated low-grade gastro-intestinal inflammation and abnormal activation of the mucosal immune system with the condition.

The randomised, double blind, placebo controlled study involved 34...

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