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