About GI Health in Kids & Teens
The Need for Research
Both genetics and early life experiences influence an individual's susceptibility to adult functional gastrointestinal disorders. The developing brain and nervous system are modulated by early life experiences.
Early effective interventions in children have the potential to prevent or reduce the incidence and/or severity of later functional GI disorders in adults. There is an urgent need to study these disorders in children.
More research is needed to improve diagnosis, care, and treatment of children with GI disorders. Find out how you can help. Contact IFFGD.