The Effect of Fiber Supplementation on Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

29 Jul 2014Paul Moayyedi BSc, MB, ChB, PhD, MPH, FRCP, FRCPC, AGAF, FACG, Eamonn M M Quigley MD, FRCP, FACP, FACG, FRCPI, Brian E Lacy MD, PhD, FACG, Anthony J Lembo MD, FACG, Yuri A Saito MD, MPH, FACG, Lawrence R Schiller MD, FACP, FACG, Edy E Soffer MD, FACG, Brennan M R Spiegel MD, MSHS, FACG and Alexander C Ford MB, ChB, MD

Soluble fiber is effective in treating IBS

Meta Analysis
4 effects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Nuts & Peanuts Nutrition risk & protective factor

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Digestive outcome
Minor decreased risk of Irritable Bowel Syndr...
Digestive system

Moderate evidence
-1.0%

Vegetables Nutrition risk & protective factor
Vegetables
Nutrition

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Digestive outcome
Minor decreased risk of Irritable Bowel Syndr...
Digestive system

Moderate evidence
-3.0%

Whole grains Nutrition risk & protective factor
Whole grains
Nutrition

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Digestive outcome
Minor decreased risk of Irritable Bowel Syndr...
Digestive system

High evidence
-14.0%

Flaxseeds Nutrition risk & protective factor
Flaxseeds
Nutrition

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Digestive outcome
Minor decreased risk of Irritable Bowel Syndr...
Digestive system

High evidence
-11.0%