BioMed Research International / 2016 / Article / Fig 4

Clinical Study

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial: The Efficacy of Multispecies Probiotic Supplementation in Alleviating Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Associated with Constipation

Figure 4

Percentage of responders to IBS-C related symptom at the follow-up period, that is, 30 days after the last product intake (, days) of probiotic formulations F_1 and F_2. The Responders was defined as the subject reporting a decrease of symptoms of at least 30% compared to the basal condition for at least 50% of the intervention time. Bloating, abdominal pain, constipation, abdominal cramps, and flatulence symptoms were assessed on a numbering scale from 0 to 10 for each item subjects scored. Data are mean ± SE. Upon the square brackets are reported the intergroups F_1 and F_2 (versus placebo F_3) statistical analysis (). The intergroups F_1 versus F_2 statistical analysis () is also reported.

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