Physicians comment on link between IBS, gluten sensitivity

Research, including data published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, supports the notion of gluten sensitivity without celiac disease and ties gluten to irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, according to Drs. Courtney Ferch and William Chey of the University of Michigan Health System. The physicians said recent analyses find IBS patients have higher rates of celiac disease, but U.S. studies find no higher risk among patients with IBS symptoms and no warning signs. (5/14)