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Can having lower cholesterol help with your ibs?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
It can't hurt.: A lower cholesterol, or cholesterol in general, does not appear to have a correlation to ibs. Having said this, a lower cholesterol is an indication your body is working well, and that you can clear out fats and lipids that are very likely to cause ibs. So if you can lower cholesterol with a good diet and exercise, then your ibs should be helped a great deal as well.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Not related: Separate processes. However lower cholesterol is usually advantageous in the long run provided malnutrition is not at play.

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