Fruit vs vegetables: What's best for decreasing diverticulitis risk?

US study suggests fibre from one makes a difference while fibre from the other doesn't

Women who get more fibre from fruits and cereals are less likely to develop diverticulitis, while vegetable sources of fibre don't make much difference, a US study suggests.


The researchers followed 50,019 women aged 43-70 with no history of diverticulitis, cancer or inflammatory bowel disease.

They found during the 24-year period, 4343 women developed diverticulitis.

Women who consumed the most fibre — close to 27g a day — were 14% less likely to develop diverticulitis than those with the