Briefly Noted: Kiwi for IBS-C

R Gearry et al. AJG 2022. DOI: 10.14309/ajg.0000000000002124.Open Access! Consumption of 2 Green Kiwifruits Daily Improves Constipation and Abdominal Comfort—Results of an International Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial

Participants included healthy controls (n = 63), patients with functional constipation (FC, n = 60), and patients with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C, n = 61). Mean age 35 years.

Key findings: Consumption of green kiwifruit was associated with a clinically relevant increase of ≥ 1.5 CSBM (complete spontaneous bowel movement) per week (Functional constipation; 1.53, P < 0.0001, IBS-C; 1.73, P = 0.0003) and significantly improved measures of GI comfort (GI symptom rating scale total score) in constipated participants (FC, P < 0.0001; IBS-C, P < 0.0001)

Related blog post: Small Study: Kiwi For Constipation