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Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Volume 2014, Article ID 124261, 8 pages
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Research Article

A School-Based Study of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Medical Students in Beijing, China: Prevalence and Some Related Factors

1Gastroenterology Department, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing 100029, China
2Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
3Graduate School of Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100073, China

Received 4 August 2014; Accepted 21 September 2014; Published 13 October 2014

Academic Editor: Peter J. Whorwell

Copyright © 2014 Yang Liu 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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