Study: High-fiber, vegetarian diets reduce diverticular disease risk

07/24/2011 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Vegetarians had a 31% lower risk of developing diverticular disease compared with people who ate meat, according to a study in BMJ by University of Oxford researchers. People who ate the most fiber had a 42% lower risk of diverticular disease than those who ate the least; meat eaters who consumed lots of fiber reduced their risk by 26% compared with those with the lowest fiber intake.

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