Nuts, Popcorn, Do Not Increase Risk of Diverticulitis

August 27, 2008

Researchers have come out and reported in a new study that foods such as nuts, popcorn, and corn do not increase the risk of developing the digestive disorder known as diverticulitis, contrary to past belief...........Boston (ChattahBox) – Researchers have come out and reported in a new study that foods such as nuts, popcorn, and corn do not increase the risk of developing the digestive disorder known as diverticulitis, contrary to past belief.

The study, led by Dr. Lisa Strate of the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, looked at a total of 47,000 men who were all aged between 40 and 75.

At the start of the study, the men had no history of the disorder known as diverticulitis.

Typically, those who suffer from diverticulitis are told to stay clear of foods such as nuts, popcorn and corn.

This is not the case though, as the study found that the foods do not increase the risk of diverticulitis in any way.

One-third of Americans before the age of 60 are at risk of the disease, and the risk grows with age.

The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


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