Vegetarian and high fibre diets can reduce risk of diverticular disease

An Oxford study found that vegetarians were 31% less likely to suffer diverticular diease compared with adults who consumed a healthy diet containing meat and fish. Those who consumed a high intake of fibre were 41% less likely to suffer from diverticular disease.

Crowe FL et al (2011) Diet and risk of diverticular disease in Oxford cohort of European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC): prospective study of British vegetarians and non-vegetarians BMJ 343:d4131 doi:10.1136/bmj.d4131.

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