Source of fibre counts in diverticular disease

Fibre reduces the risk of diverticular disease, a study confirms, but it’s the source of fibre that counts.

Fibre from cereals and fruit but not vegetables significantly reduced the risk of diverticulitis, the large prospective study of almost 70,000 middle aged women participating in the million women study found.

During the 6-year follow-up there were 48 cases of diverticular disease per 10,000 women years in the lowest fifth of dietary fibre intake compared with 35 cases per 10,000 women-years in the highest