What is the role of a high-fiber diet in patients with diverticulosis?

Updated: Aug 06, 2019
  • Author: Elie M Ghoulam, MD, MS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Studies imply a high-fiber diet will prevent progression of diverticulosis. However, after patients have become symptomatic, the benefit of fiber supplementation is less clear. Recommending patients to avoid seeds and nuts is less common, since it is currently thought that they may not play a significant role in the development of diverticulitis, as previously believed.

Long-term management probably includes a high-fiber, low-fat diet.


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