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Vegetarian Diet and Dietary Fiber Lowers Risk of Diverticular Disease

Diverticular disease lower in vegetarians with high fiber diets.

British study of vegetarians and non-vegetarians found that vegetarians have a 31% lower risk of developing diverticular disease and in those consuming greater than 25.5 grams of  dietary fiber had 41% less risk compared with those consuming less than 14 grams.  Death rates from diverticular disease was 4.4% in meat eaters versus 3% in the vegetarians.

PositiveTip: A plant-based diet lowers the risk of diverticular disease along with many others.