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Preventing diverticular disease. Review of recent evidence on high-fiber diets.

​Exercising regularly and adhering to diets high in fiber, especially fruit and vegetable fiber, and low in red meat, and fat may help prevent the development of diverticular disease.

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Source of dietary fiber and diverticular disease incidence: a prospective study of UK women.

​Adequate intake of fiber-rich foods, especially fruits and cereals, may help guard against the development of diverticular disease in women.

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Diet and risk of diverticular disease in Oxford cohort of European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC): prospective study of British vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

​Low diverticular disease morbidity and mortality risk is associated with individuals on vegetarian and high-fiber diets.

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Adherence to a Healthy Lifestyle is Associated With a Lower Risk of Diverticulitis among Men.

​Adoption of healthy lifestyle habits, such as consuming of diets low in meat and high in fiber, exercising regularly, maintenance of healthy weight, and avoidance of cigarette smoking, may help protect individuals from diverticulitis.

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Great article/reference that supports the importance of fibre and limiting red meat consumption, for once again, protecting gut he... Read More
Friday, 08 December 2017 09:24
Deborah
Red meat is only part of the issue. There is also a substantial amount of info pointing at a whole foods plant-based diet from ma... Read More
Friday, 08 December 2017 14:09
Deborah
Here are a bunch more peer-reviewed papers on the specific issue of diverticulitis & diet, pointing at whole foods plant-based die... Read More
Friday, 08 December 2017 14:13
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Fiber Intake and Survival After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis.

​Colorectal cancer patients on high-fiber diets may have a low tendency of dying from the disease.

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Dietary fiber intake reduces risk for colorectal adenoma: a meta-analysis.

​High dietary ingestion of foods rich in dietary fiber may offer individuals significant protection against colorectal adenoma and cancer.

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Dietary fiber intake reduces risk of inflammatory bowel disease: result from a meta-analysis.

​Adequate intake of foods high in dietary fiber may help guard against the development of inflammatory bowel diseases, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

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Dietary fiber and nutrient density are inversely associated with the metabolic syndrome in US adolescents.

A decline in metabolic syndrome risk is associated with frequent consumption of diets rich in plant foods with high fiber content.

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High-Fiber Diets Reduce Type 2 Diabetes

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Diabetes is a growing global public health epidemic. The number of people suffering from diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014 worldwide. Sadly, this figure is expected to rise to about 642 million by 2040 . Type 2 diabetes is, by far, the most prevalent form of diabetes. In the United States, type 2 diabetes accounts f...
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© Creating more space on your plate for high-fiber foods, such as beans, apples, oats, peas, barley, carrots, and citrus fruits, will help provide you with significant protection against type 2 diabetes.

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Fighting Breast Cancer in the Kitchen

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Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women worldwide. About 1.7 million women in the world were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. An estimated 316,120 women in the United States are expected to develop breast cancer in 2017. Many of these cases of breast cancer are related to the consumption of unhealthy foods. There is a ...
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High Fiber Diets Ward off Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease is the term used to describe both Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are disorders of the gastrointestinal tract that cause prolonged inflammation of the gut. The gut is comprised of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and anus. While ...
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Dietary fiber intake and risk of breast cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological studies.

Adequate intake of fiber-rich foods may help guard against the development of breast cancer in women, especially in postmenopausal women.

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