Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
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 to avoid foods 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 practitioner for the dietary recommendations.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/29/2014
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
Must Read Articles Related to Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis):
Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis) - Symptoms
The symptoms of diverticulitis (diverticulosis) can vary greatly from patient to patient. What were your symptoms at the onset of your disease?
Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis) - Surgery Recovery
Please describe your recovery after surgery for diverticulitis.
Digestive Disorders Resources
- Fiber for Constipation
- Is It Okay to Take a Stool Softener Every Day?
- The Truth About Food Allergies