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The review considers the pathogenetic, clinical, and therapeutic aspects of neurological disorders associated with gluten sensitivity. Gluten ataxia and polyneuropathy are most common. The clinical features of neurological disorders in patients with gluten sensitivity and the effects of a gluten-free diet are described.
In a placebo-controlled study of patients with IBS, a low FODMAP diet is associated with adequate symptom relief and significantly reduced symptom scores compared with placebo. It is not clear whether changes resulted from collective FODMAP restriction or removal of a single component, such as lactose. Co-administration of the multistrain probiotic increased numbers of Bifidobacterium species, compared with placebo, and might be given to restore these bacteria to patients on a low FODMAP diet.
This study found that digestion-resistant maltodextrin improved colonic transit time, stool volume, stool consistency and some intestinal functions in a healthy population.
Probiotics show promise in reducing infections, including ventilator-associated pneumonia in critical illness. Currently, clinical heterogeneity and potential publication bias reduce strong clinical recommendations and indicate further high quality clinical trials are needed to conclusively prove these benefits.
A five year analysis of 2577 people with intestinal infections found that infection was associated with a 1.34 (P<0.01) odds ratio of having an anxiety disorder. More research on human populations is needed to examine the apparent association and explore potential mechanisms by which gut pathogens might influence anxiety.
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