Author's reply

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6986.1067b (Published 22 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1067
  1. M J G Farthing
  1. Professor of gastroenterology Digestive Diseases Research Centre, Medical College of St Bartholomew's Hospital, London EC1M 6BQ

    EDITOR,—The role of food intolerance in the production of symptoms in patients with the irritable bowel syndrome is interesting but controversial. We should not forget that both the syndrome and perceived food intolerance are common in the community, occurring in roughly a fifth of the population.1 It would therefore be expected that the two conditions would quite frequently …

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