Diverticular Disease | Prevention


How can I prevent diverticular disease?

A high-fiber diet is the best way to prevent diverticular disease. You can increase the amount of fiber you eat by including more fruits, vegetables and whole-grain foods in your diet. Also be sure to drink plenty of fluids and exercise regularly.


Diverticular Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment by H Salzman, M.D., and D Lillie, M.D. (American Family Physician October 01, 2005, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20051001/1229.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 04/06