Irritable Bowel Syndrome–a Quality of Life Condition

In the recent Institute of Medicine report that we blogged about a week ago, Women’s Health Research: Progress, Pitfalls, and Promise” it was reported that there has been a lot of progress in the areas of breast cancer, heart disease, and cervical cancer, in particularly, but less progress in areas where mortality was less of an issue than quality of life.   One of those conditions that would fall into the quality of life category is Irritable Bowel Syndrome which is more common in women than in men.

The Institute for Women’s Health Research  focused its October 2010 monthly e-newsletter on this topic and it can be found on our website.   Another article about some interesting research on IBS can be found here.