Lifestyle factors and the course of diverticular disease.

  title={Lifestyle factors and the course of diverticular disease.},
  author={Lisa L. Strate},
  journal={Digestive diseases},
  volume={30 1},
The dramatic increase in the prevalence of diverticular disease after industrialization has led to the belief that diet and lifestyle factors play a significant role in its pathogenesis. Dietary fiber deficiency has received the most attention, although data are limited and conflicting. Two recent cross-sectional studies found no association between fiber intake and diverticulosis, and one found a positive association. However, fiber may improve symptoms associated with uncomplicated… CONTINUE READING
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