Diverticular disease: reconsidering conventional wisdom.

@article{Peery2013DiverticularDR,
  title={Diverticular disease: reconsidering conventional wisdom.},
  author={Anne F. Peery and Robert S. Sandler},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={11 12},
  pages={
          1532-7
        }
}
Colonic diverticula are common in developed countries and complications of colonic diverticulosis are responsible for a significant burden of disease. Several recent publications have called into question long-held beliefs about diverticular disease. Contrary to conventional wisdom, studies have not shown that a high-fiber diet protects against asymptomatic diverticulosis. The risk of developing diverticulitis among individuals with diverticulosis is lower than the 10% to 25% proportion that… CONTINUE READING

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