A High-Fiber Diet Does Not Protect Against Asymptomatic Diverticulosis

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URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3724216/#S9title

Journal: Gastroenterology

Publication Date: 02/2012

Summary: A high-fiber diet and increased frequency of bowel movements are associated with greater, rather than lower, prevalence of diverticulosis. Hypotheses regarding risk factors for asymptomatic diverticulosis should be reconsidered.

Key Takeaways

Diverticulosis is a disease that occurs when the wall of the colon gets out-pouchings that result in pain and constipation. Diets high in fiber is correlated with increased number of bowel movements and increased risk of diverticulosis.

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