IBS Chat Episode 6: DDW highlights – Blautix a bacteria in Clinical Study for IBS; Exposure to Pets and IBS; The low FODMAP Diet and Children; Hospitalized IBS patients using Cannabis

This is a highlights podcast from Digestive Disease Week in San Diego as it provided me with an opportunity to speak with researchers from around the world about their work.

1. John Weinberg, Chief Medical Officer of 4D Pharma explains what Blautix, a bacteria in clinical study is and how it may help bloating, abdominal pain and changes in bowel frequency in IBS patients. More info: https://bit.ly/2RrLlhf

2. Could exposure to pets be related to the development of IBS? More info: https://bit.ly/2Ksz1Nb

3. Using the Low FODMAP diet in children with IBS. We know that there is evidence in some adult patients that a low FODMAP diet will improve their IBS symptoms, but what about children? One study showed an improvement in the quality of life of the children, but the main challenge was keeping the children on the study. All the families recommend the diet despite the challenges. More info: https://bit.ly/2XpxtJV

4. if a hospitalized IBS patient consumes cannabis does it shorten their hospital stay? More info: https://bit.ly/2L22YDn

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