Water consumption and prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome among adults

Autoři: Asma Salari-Moghaddam aff001;  Ammar Hassanzadeh Keshteli aff003;  Ahmad Esmaillzadeh aff002;  Peyman Adibi aff004
Působiště autorů: Students' Scientific Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran aff001;  Department of Community Nutrition, School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran aff002;  Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada aff003;  Integrative Functional Gastroenterology Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran aff004;  Obesity and Eating Habits Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Molecular-Cellular Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran aff005;  Department of Community Nutrition, School of Nutrition and Food Science, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran aff006
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 15(1)
Kategorie: Research Article
doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0228205


Background and aim

No previous study examined the association between whole-day water intake and odds of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We examined the association between whole-day water intake and odds of IBS in a large sample of Iranian adults.


This cross-sectional study was conducted among 4763 adults in Isfahan, Iran. Daily water intake was assessed using a pre-tested questionnaire by asking questions about the average number of glasses of water consumed in a day. IBS was assessed and defined using a modified Persian version of Rome III questionnaire.


After taking potential confounders into account, no significant association between water consumption and odds of IBS was seen (OR: 1.14; 95% CI: 0.74–1.78). We observed that participants who were taking >8 glasses/d of water had greater odds of IBS-M in comparison to those who consumed <2 glasses daily (OR: 2.07; 95% CI: 1.01–4.22). No significant association was observed between water intake and odds of IBS in either gender as well [for men: OR: 1.15; 95% CI: 0.59–2.24 and for women: OR: 1.15; 95% CI: 0.62–2.12]. By BMI status, no significant association was observed between whole day water intake and odds of IBS among normal weight (BMI<25 kg/m2) or overweight and obese people (BMI≥25 kg/m2).


We found that whole-day water intake was not associated with odds of IBS. A significant association between consumption of >8 glasses of water per day and odds of IBS-M was observed.

Klíčová slova:

Abdominal pain – Antipsychotics – Body Mass Index – Cross-sectional studies – Irritable bowel syndrome – Oral medicine – Questionnaires – Teeth


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