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J Fam Pract. 2006 Sep;55(9):813-5.

Clinical inquiries. What is the most beneficial diet for patients with diverticulosis?

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University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI USA.


A diet high in fiber (particularly fruit and vegetable fiber) and low in fat and red meat may help to decrease the risk of symptomatic diverticular disease (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, case-control studies and a large prospective cohort study). For people with diverticular disease, a diet high in fiber might decrease the risk of complications (SOR: C, case series). No studies have evaluated the effect of nut and seed avoidance.

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