Combining three healthy behaviours can reduce the risk of irritable bowel syndrome by 42%, a new study suggests. Three healthy habits – not smoking, vigorous exercise and getting at least seven hours of sleep a night – appeared to have the biggest effect individually.

Combining three healthy behaviours can reduce the risk of irritable bowel syndrome by 42%, a new study suggests. Three healthy habits – not smoking, vigorous exercise and getting at least seven hours of sleep a night – appeared to have the biggest effect individually.