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Vitamin D Supplements Ineffective Treatment for Painful IBS Symptoms

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Vitamin D supplements are not an effective treatment for easing painful symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a new study from the University of Sheffield reveals.

Scientists from the University's Department of Oncology and Metabolism—in conjunction with health supplement company, BetterYou—carried out trials on participants who suffer with the chronic condition of the digestive system to assess whether vitamin D reduced the severity of their symptoms, and whether it could improve their quality of life.

Results of the study—published today in the European Journal of Nutrition—found that despite an improvement in ...