Research Article

Probiotic effect and dietary correlations on faecal microbiota profiles in irritable bowel syndrome

Published in: South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume 34, issue 3, 2021 , pages: 84–89
DOI: 10.1080/16070658.2019.1697038
Author(s): Cheryl Stevenson, South Africa, Renée Blaauw, South Africa, Ernst Fredericks, South Africa, Janicke Visser, South Africa, Saartjie Roux, South Africa


Objective: Probiotics and nutrient intakes modulate gastrointestinal (GIT) microbiota and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The extent to which these factors influence the microbiota is relatively unknown. The primary objective of this paper was to investigate the effect of a probiotic on gut microbiota and IBS symptoms. The secondary objective was exploring correlations between dietary intake and gut microbiota.

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