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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Wilmington Health gastroenterologist Hiroshi Andrews, MD, along with eight other physicians, conducted a study on the prevalence of celiac disease among patients with non constipated irritable bowel syndrome recently.
Their research, which over a five-year period found that celiac disease is just as prevalent in patients with NC-IBS as it is in patients without it, was published by the American Gastroenterology Association, according to a news release.
Because their findings show there is no correlation between having NC-IBS and contracting celiac disease, this challenges recommendations to routinely test patients with NC-IBS for celiac disease.
“As a committed gastroenterologist, I recognize the importance of preventative screenings and fully support further research to determine the most effective methods to provide quality care for my patients,” said Dr. Andrews in a news release.
To learn more about the study, go to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21762658.
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