Published in Women's Health Weekly, September 7th, 2006
Investigators in the United States report, "In irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients, the relationship between sex and sensitivity to visceral stimuli is incompletely understood. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of sex on perceptual responses to visceral stimulation in IBS."
"Fifty-eight IBS patients (mean age 42±1 yr; 34 men, 24 women) and 26 healthy controls (mean age 38±3 yr; 9 men, 17 women) underwent barostat-assisted distensions of the rectum and sigmoid colon," wrote L. Chang and colleagues from...
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