Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis (cont.)
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Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis Diet
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A high-fiber diet is the mainstay of diverticulosis and diverticulitis prevention.
There has been debate over whether those with diverticulosis or diverticulitis should be advised of foods avoid such as nuts, corn, and popcorn. A 2008 study published in the The Journal of the American Medical Association found these foods may actually lower risk of the condition because of their high fiber content. Consult a health-care professional for the dietary recommendations.
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis Follow-Up
Eating a high-fiber diet will not only decrease a person's chance of getting diverticulosis and diverticulitis; it will benefit health in other ways such as by lowering the risk of colon cancer and possibly heart disease.
In a significant number of people, diverticulitis recurs after it has been treated. The second episode may be worse than the first. See a health-care professional at the first sign of recurring symptoms.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/8/2015
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