Diets High in Fiber Won't Protect Against Diverticulosis.
Diets High in Fiber Won’t Protect Against Diverticulosis
Congratulations to NC TraCS members Anne Peery, M.D., and Robert Sandler, M.D., M.P.H., on their study with other UNC researchers appearing in the February 2012 issue of the journal Gatroenterology. Their results from studying more than 2,000 people may dispel the belief held by scientists and physicians for more than 40 years that eating a high-fiber diet lowers a person’s risk of diverticulosis, a disease of the large intestine. Instead, they found, a high-fiber diet actually raises risk of the disease. Diverticulosis affects about one-third of adults over age 60 in the United States.
Peery is the lead author and Sandler is one of the co-authors.