High BMI linked to risk for diverticulitis in Hispanic, Latino American individuals

Higher BMI, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio correlated with an increased risk for diverticulitis among Hispanic and Latino American individuals, according to study results published in JAMA Surgery.“Overweight and obesity have been shown to be risk factors for diverticulitis, but studies have been limited to largely white individuals,” study author Andrew T. Chan, MD, MPH, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of the clinical and translational epidemiology unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, told Healio. “We wanted to determine if thisRead More

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