To create a large cohort of patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and healthy controls and follow these individuals over time, collecting patient information using validated questionnaires and stool, urine and blood samples, to correlate their GI and psychological symptoms with their diet, microbiome and its metabolome.

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Study Type

Observational - Registry

Study Design

Observational prospective cohort

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Study Period

2017 - 2023


McMaster University

McMaster University

Funded by CIHR through the IMAGINE Network and subsidized at PHRI with funding from HHSRI.

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