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How much caffeine can a person with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) consume?

William B. Salt II., MD
Gastroenterology
Serious side effects from caffeine can occur with as little as 250 mg per day, but many people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or anxiety are susceptible to much lower levels, like the amount found in even one cup of coffee.
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