Wednesday 4 July 2012

£2 drink that could ease IBS misery for millions available over the counter

British doctors are claiming a major breakthrough in treating a stomach condition which causes misery for millions.

They proved that a drink containing ‘friendly’ bugs relieves bloating and stomach pain for long-term sufferers of irritable bowel syndrome.

Around 12million people in the UK are affected by IBS. Three in four sufferers are women.

The probiotic drink called Symprove is already available online and in some Tesco stores and a daily dose costs around the same as a cappuccino at £2.

The study, run to the same standard as a drugs trial and sponsored by King’s College Hospital, London, involved 186 people, aged 18 to 65, who had been diagnosed with moderate to severe IBS.

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