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Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 214102, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/214102
Research Article

Probiotics, Symptoms, and Gut Microbiota: What Are the Relations? A Randomized Controlled Trial in Subjects with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

1Department of Research, Innlandet Hospital Trust, 2819 Gjøvik, Norway
2Unit for Applied Clinical Research, Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim, Norway
3Department of Medicine, Østfold Hospital Trust, 1603 Fredrikstad, Norway
4Department of Medicine, Innlandet Hospital Trust, 2819 Gjøvik, Norway
5Nofima Mat AS, 1431 Ås, Norway

Received 23 March 2012; Revised 17 June 2012; Accepted 18 June 2012

Academic Editor: P. Gionchetti

Copyright © 2012 Per G. Farup et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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