Effect of Diet on Intestinal Function and Dysfunction

  • Kenneth W. Heaton
Part of the Topics in Gastroenterology book series (TGEN)


This chapter is an attempt to make some sense out of the effects of diet and eating habits on the intestine with special reference to functional disorder of the intestine, commonly called irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The chapter does not cover the role of diet in causing and treating organic gastrointestinal disease nor the effects on the gut of under-nutrition including specific deficiencies.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Dietary Fiber Food Allergy Wheat Bran Diverticular Disease 


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  • Kenneth W. Heaton
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  1. 1.University Department of MedicineBristol Royal InfirmaryBristolEngland

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