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Healthy Living Can Prevent Irritable Bowel Syndrome  MedicineNet

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Folks who follow a healthy lifestyle are less likely to wind up with a case of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a new study claims.

The more healthy behaviors in which a person regularly engaged, the lower their risk of IBS, researchers reported Feb. 20 in the journal Gut.

Not smoking, vigorous exercise and getting enough sleep in particular were strongly associated with keeping IBS at bay, they noted.

“Although lifestyle modification is recommended as a means of managing IBS symptoms, its potential role in preventing the onset of the condition has not been given due attention,” noted the research team led by Vincent Chi-ho Chung, an associate proessor with the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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