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Tobacco smoking and the risk of diverticular disease - a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies.

​A surge in the risk of diverticular disease together with its complications is associated with cigarette smoking.

This study assessed how cigarette smoking affects the risk of developing diverticular disease and complications related to this disorder. Researchers used the lifestyle and clinical data of more than 500,000 individuals to study the link between tobacco smoking and the incidence of diverticular disease and it complications.

Researchers observed that diverticular disease and its complications occurred with greater incidence in cigarette smokers than in non smokers.The findings of this study show that cigarette smokers may have a high tendency to suffer from diverticular disease and its complications. 

Research Summary Information

  • 2017
  • Aune D, Sen A, Leitzmann MF, Tonstad S, Norat T, Vatten LJ.
  • Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Imperial College London, London, UK. Department of Public Health and General Practice, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Bjørknes University College, Oslo, Norway. Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Regensburg University Medical Center, Regensburg, Germany. Department of Endocrinology, Morbid Obesity and Preventive Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.
  • Yes, Free full text of study was found:
  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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