Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Athletes


This fact sheet discusses irritable bowel syndrome in athletes.

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Athlete scenario: As a collegiate gymnast, I typically eat a granola bar before practice or competition. Lately, I've had a stomachache and diarrhea, forcing me to cut my workouts short. My post-practice smoothie has started to bother my stomach, too. What can I eat to fuel my performance without the abdominal pain?

Published 2017

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