Inflammatory diets may increase diverticulitis risk

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital found that both the inflammatory potential of diets and plasma levels of inflammatory markers are linked to risk for diverticulitis, according to a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.Andrew T. Chan, MD, MPH, and colleagues wrote that diets with higher inflammatory potential have been implicated in other conditions, like cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer, and sought to explore the impact on diverticulitis.“Traditional but largely unproven theories have suggested that diverticulitis results from mechanicalRead More

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