SYMPTOMLESS DIVERTICULAR DISEASE AND INTAKE OF DIETARY FIBRE

@article{Gear1979SYMPTOMLESSDD,
  title={SYMPTOMLESS DIVERTICULAR DISEASE AND INTAKE OF DIETARY FIBRE},
  author={John S. S. Gear and P S Fursdon and D. J. Nolan and Athol J. Ware and Martin P. Vessey},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1979},
  volume={313},
  pages={511-514}
}
A study is reported in which the prevalence of symptomless diverticular disease of the colon is related to the consumption of dietary fibre in vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Vegetarians had a significantly higher mean fibre intake (41.5 g/day) than non-vegetarians (21.4 g/day). Diverticular disease was commoner in non-vegetarians (33%) than in vegetarians (12%). Comparison of subjects with and without diverticular disease in the vegetarian and non-vegetarian groups provided some further… CONTINUE READING

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