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Practitioner. 1975 Dec;215(1290):757-62.

A new look at diarrhoea, diverticulitis and 'colitis' after 25 years of clinical study.


The clinical features of fat-intolerant bowel disturbance, which have been established by study, over a period of 25 years, of bowel disturbance seen in dyspeptic and other patients, are described. Excess dietary fat intake is an etiological factor in the irritable colon syndrome, spastic colon, diverticulosis, and diverticulitis of the colon and in ulcerative and non-ulcerative colitis. All these conditions are manifestations of intolerance to excess dietary fat intake, and are controlled, and their symptoms are cured, by adherence to the fat-free diet: i.e. a diet from which is excluded any fat derived from cow's milk, from the pig, any 'store' or 'depot' fat, and any vegetable fat concentrate.

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