More frequent bowel movements may be risk factor for diverticulitis

More frequent bowel movements were associated with increased incidence of diverticulitis, according to study results.Andrew T. Chan, MD, MPH, from the division of gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues wrote that it has been long believed that constipation and a low-fiber diet were risk factors for diverticulitis. However, that belief has been challenged in recent years.“The influence of bowel habits on diverticular disease and diverticulitis is poorly understood,” they wrote. “We sought to prospectively examine the association between bowelRead More

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