Fecal transplants from 'super donors' could help ease symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, a new study finds.
Researchers found that transferring fecal samples from these very healthy donors into IBS patients improved symptoms in more than 80 percent.
What's more, nearly half of patients went into symptom remission - meaning they no longer experienced cramping, stomach pain or bloating.
The team, from the University of Bergen in Norway, says fecal transplants could be used in combination with medications to help improve the lives of IBS sufferers, whose days are often interrupted with debilitating symptoms.
Fecal transplants, which have become popular in recent years, are not approved in the US and, in fact, the Food and Drug Administration has warned against the, saying they carry potential risks of serious infections.