10 Causes of Diverticulitis

Author By: Jolene Sim, Health Team on 13 Apr, 2019

Diverticulitis Cause #2: Fiber

One of the most important lifestyle risk factors for the development of diverticulosis is the lack of dietary fiber. The prevalence of diverticulosis is especially high in the Western industrial nations compared to Africa and Asia where the population adheres to a diet significantly richer in dietary fiber.

Researchers have also observed that Africans and Asians who have adapted the Western dietary habits have a higher prevalence of diverticular disease. The association between dietary fiber and the formation of diverticula is further supported by animal models. The presence of diverticulosis, or diverticular disease, increases the likelihood of diverticulitis.

Causes Of Diverticulitis


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