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Irritable bowel syndrome is a highly prevalent disorder and consumes many health resources. Its physiopathogenesis is multifactorial. Some of the factors involved have to do with the alteration of the intestinal microbiota, low-grade inflammation and the alteration of intestinal permeability. Specific tannins have been shown to have prebiotic effects and could be useful in treating this condition. This is an exploratory before-after study that aims to evaluate the effect of a chestnut and quebracho extract on the symptoms of IBS diarrhea predominant, serum cytokine levels, microbiota and intestinal permeability, as well as on metabolomics.

Clinical Trial Description

In vitro studies have shown that chestnut and quebracho extract has a prebiotic effect of modulating the intestinal microbiota, but also, bacterial fermentation produces metabolites with powerful anti-inflammatory effects such as quecetin. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a multifactorial disorder involving factors related to the intestinal microbiota, low-grade inflammation, and impaired intestinal permeability. In this study, 30 patients with predominant IBS diarrhea and 50 healthy controls will be included. IBS patients will receive chestnut and quebracho extract twice a day for 8 weeks. They will be measured at baseline and at 8 weeks: 27 serum pro and anti-inflammatory cytokines and serum zonulin. Likewise, the intestinal microbiota and metabolomics will be evaluated. ;

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NCT number NCT05207618
Study type Interventional
Source Hospital de Clinicas José de San Martín
Status Completed
Phase N/A
Start date September 21, 2021
Completion date April 20, 2022

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