Category Archives: Gastroenterology: Constipation

Calcium Supplementation Does Not Contribute to Constipation in Healthy Women






Can J Diet Pract Res. 2016 Jan 15:1-3. [Epub ahead of print] Calcium Supplementation Does Not Contribute to Constipation in Healthy Women Alyousif Z Ms1, Ford AL Ms1, Dahl WJ PhD Rd1. Author information 1a Food Science and Human Nutrition … Continue reading






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Suffering From Constipation? Self-Acupressure Can Help






Newswise — UCLA Center for East-West Medicine research shows how Eastern and Western medicine can blend to find solutions to this common problem About 19 percent of North Americans suffer from constipation, with the digestive condition being more common among … Continue reading






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Probiotic dosage advice still needs tweaking






The effect of probiotics on functional constipation in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials 1,2,3 First published August 6, 2014, doi: 10.3945/​ajcn.114.089151 Am J Clin Nutr October 2014 ajcn.089151 Eirini Dimidi, Stephanos Christodoulides, Konstantinos C Fragkos, … Continue reading






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A yogurt that shortens transit time






Effect of yogurt containing polydextrose, Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM and Bifidobacterium lactis HN019: a randomized, double-blind, controlled study in chronic constipation Daniéla Oliveira Magro, Lais Mariana de Oliveira, Isabela Bernasconi, Marilia de Ruela, Laura Credidio, Irene K Barcelos, Raquel F Leal, … Continue reading






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Laxative warning from the FDA






Constipation may not be a subject for polite conversation, but it’s a condition that bothers many of us on occasion. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that some of the over-the-counter (OTC) laxatives they may turn to … Continue reading






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Chronic constipation linked to increased risk of colorectal cancer






Patients with chronic constipation may be at increased risk of developing colorectal cancer and benign neoplasms, according to study findings unveiled today at the American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG) 77th Annual Scientific meeting in Las Vegas. The study, “Risk of … Continue reading






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Gastrointestinal drug Linzess (linaclotide) gets FDA approval






The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Linzess (linaclotide) to treat chronic idiopathic constipation and to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in adults. According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 63 million people are affected … Continue reading






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Probiotics knowledge growing, though there are misperceptions, says Dannon. Here’s what they would like us to know.






Probiotics information and resources on Amazon WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-(BUSINESS WIRE)-A new survey from The Dannon Company reveals that Americans are more familiar than ever with probiotics—live microorganisms which, when consumed in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. … Continue reading






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Constipation linked to CV events in menopausal women






Constipation and Risk of Cardiovascular Events in Menopausal Women Elena Salmoirago Blotcher, University of Massachusetts Medical School Sybil L. Crawford, University of Massachusetts Medical School Elizabeth A. Jackson, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Judith K. Ockene, University of Massachusetts … Continue reading






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Children who don’t like fruit and vegetables are 13 times more likely to be constipated






Primary school children who don’t like eating fruit and vegetables are 13 times more likely to develop functional constipation than children who do, according to a study in the December issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Drinking less than … Continue reading






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Constipation in children worsening






Mild constipation in children is fairly common, but gastroenterologists at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center have been seeing what they believe is the start of a troubling trend: more children with more serious and chronic bouts of the condition. Experts attribute … Continue reading






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