Common Bowel Problem Linked To Chili Pepper Pain Receptor

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 18:10 in Health & Medicine

People with irritable bowel syndrome have a higher than usual number of chili pepper pain receptors, according to a new study. The research could lead to new therapies for the estimated one in five adults in the UK and US who have irritable bowel syndrome, a painful condition which is poorly understood.

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