Diverticulosis strongly linked to IBS

People with diverticulosis have significantly higher rates of a range of bowel-related symptoms compared with the general population, a Swedish study has found.

The colonoscopy study of 750 randomly selected adults found around 17% of participants had diverticulosis, almost all of whom were over the age of 40.

Those with diverticulosis were twice as likely to report loose stools, urgency and high stool