Study explores IBS, biomarkers and the mind

10/14/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Links between psychological conditions, certain biomarker levels and irritable bowel syndrome suggest "disturbances in circulating cytokine levels in IBS may be centrally mediated, rather than reflecting inflammation at the mucosal level," according to Dr. Orla Craig, whose work was presented at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting this week. It's not clear whether cytokine levels were driven by IBS, a psychological comorbidity or something else.

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