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12-07-2017, 11:58 PM   #1
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The Vegan Diet Is The Chosen Diverticulitis Diet

Diverticulitis is a diet-related digestive disease caused by a lifelong low fiber diet. The good news is diverticulitis can be avoided, and the symptoms reversed by switching by following a vegan as a diverticulitis diet, according to findings, published at eMaxHealth.

What is Diverticulitis
Vegetarians are a third less likely to get diverticulitis than their meat-eating counterparts, according to a study published on bmj.com, which is why a strict vegetarian or raw vegan diet is best suited as a diverticulitis diet. When pouches protrude outwards from the colon wall and become infected and inflamed, the condition is referred to as diverticulitis. Diverticulitis affects the large bowel or colon and is thought to be caused by not consuming enough fiber. Typical symptoms may include painful abdominal cramps, bloating, flatulence, constipation, and diarrhea.

Vegetarian Is The Preferred Diverticulitis Diet
Diverticulitis is quite common, especially as people age -- 35 percent of U.S. adults aged 50 years or younger have diverticulosis, while about 58 percent of those older than age 60 have diverticulosis. What is more, the diverticular disease has been termed a "disease of western civilization" since a higher number of cases exist in countries like the US and UK compared with other parts of the world. Most people with diverticulosis will never develop symptoms or problems according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Diseases. Because vegetarians eat more natural fiber, they may have a lower risk compared with meat eaters.

Researchers at the Cancer Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford set out to examine the link between a vegetarian diet and the intake of dietary fiber with the risk of diverticular disease.The study looked at 47,033 generally health conscious British adults who were taking part in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Oxford study. Of the subjects, 15,459 reported consuming a vegetarian diet.

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12-08-2017, 10:06 AM   #2
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Hareyan...thank you for sharing this interesting information.
I have followed a lifelong vegetarian diet but have been plagued with severe diverticular disease since age 21 years....eventually surgery was the last and only recourse.
A touch of Crohns was added to the mix! In more recent years......
Have to think there might be more to it than yet recognized.
12-09-2017, 10:02 PM   #3
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You are most welcome Trysha. Best wishes to you.
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