October 11, 2021

Beverages Intake and Functional Bowel Disorders: A Cross-Sectional Study in Freshmen

X Xu et al, 2021. Beverages Intake and Functional Bowel Disorders: A Cross-Sectional Study in Freshmen, Journal of Digestive Disorders, published online.


Background: Prevalence of functional bowel disorders (FBDs) is increasing which was considered to be influenced by lifestyle. Beverages intake might be a possible influence factor of FBDs and was very popular among adolescent. This study aims to assess the prevalence of FBDs in freshmen and the association between beverages intake and FBDs.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in freshmen in Wuhan, China. 3102 questionnaires about living habits and gastrointestinal symptoms were included in the analysis finally. Participants were diagnosed as FBDs based on the Rome IV criteria. Logistic regression analysis was used to compare the differences in beverages intake in subjects with and without FBDs and find possible risk factors.

Results: An overall prevalence of FBDs of 7.6% was recorded among freshmen. The logistic regression analysis showed that those who drank coffee 1times/month to 3times/week had a higher prevalence of FBDs than those who drank them less than 1times/month (1.405[1.013-1.949]) after adjustment for age, sex, sleep quality, exercise, stress and foods choices. However, further increase in coffee consumption did not lead to an increase in the prevalence of FBDs.

Conclusions: This study described the nature of FBDs among freshmen and showed that coffee is indicated a significant risk factor associated with a higher prevalence of FBDs. 

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