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    Kiwifruit may help flatulence
    5:00AM Sunday Sep 27, 2009
    By Heather McCracken

    We've all had those awkward moments when a roomful of people tries to ignore a less-than-fragrant blast from someone's nether regions.

    It's bad enough at work - but much worse on the bus or, heaven forbid, in a lift.

    Now help could be on the way, with the humble kiwifruit thought to hold the key to an embarrassing condition affecting hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders.

    Up to one in five men and one in four women suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), with flatulence and constipation among common symptoms.

    The fruit contains an enzyme called zyactinase, and a small study has shown it could provide relief for IBS sufferers.

    "People think of kiwifruit for constipation but it also seemed to be quite good for general irritable bowel," said gastroenterologist Dr Russell Walmsley, who worked on the research.

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    Are you going to give it a test run?
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    As an occasional IBS sufferer, I'm prepared to give anything that may help a go! I shall report any findings in due course. I wonder how much kiwi fruit I should eat for it to be effective though............


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