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Table 1 Characteristics of irritable bowel syndrome subjects (n = 42).

From: Effect of a multispecies probiotic supplement on quantity of irritable bowel syndrome-related intestinal microbial phylotypes

  Multispecies probiotic Placebo
Age (years): mean (range) 46 (28-63) 47 (24-64)
Gender: F/M 15/7 14/6
Predominant bowel habit   
   Diarrhoea: n 11 8
   Constipation: n 3 8
   Alternating: n 8 4