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Soon, the nearly 12 million American men plagued by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) should start to feel less, well, irritable.

Peppermint oil can help alleviate IBS symptoms, states a study review in American Family Physician. When IBS sufferers took a dose of peppermint oil three times a day, 79% had a significant decrease in abdominal discomfort. It’s believed that the oil relaxes the muscles responsible for stomach spasms and cramps. (Men’s Health)

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