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Cochrane Review: Dietary interventions for recurrent abdominal pain in childhood

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This is an update of the original Cochrane review, last published in 2009 (Huertas-Ceballos 2009). Recurrent abdominal pain (RAP), including children with irritable bowel syndrome, is a common problem affecting between 4% and 25% of school-aged children. For the majority of such children, no organic cause for their pain can be found on physical examination or investigation. Many dietary inventions have been suggested to improve the symptoms of RAP. These may involve either excluding ingredients from the diet or adding supplements such as fibre or probiotics.

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Strategies to increase children’s vegetable intake in home and community settings: a systematic review of literature


A systematic review was undertaken to identify intervention characteristics associated with increasing consumption of vegetables in children (2–12 years).

Maternal & Child Nutrition, January 2017