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Vegetarianism as a protective factor for asymptomatic colonic diverticulosis in Asians: a retrospective cross-sectional and case-control study

Sticking to a non-vegetarian diet may put an individual at high risk of developing asymptomatic colonic diverticulosis.

This study investigated the link between dietary habits and the development of asymptomatic colonic diverticulosis. A team of researchers from South Korea studied the colonoscopy results of 1,316 men and women with an average age of 52 years. 

The research team noticed that the likelihood of being diagnosed with asymptomatic colonic diverticulosis was stacked against non-vegetarians in the study population. This study highlights the role non-vegetarian diets play in the development of asymptomatic colonic diverticulosis.

Research Summary Information

  • 2020
  • Jihun Bong, Hyoun Woo Kang 1, Hyeki Cho 1, Ji Hyung Nam 1, Dong Kee Jang 1, Jae Hak Kim 1, Jun Kyu Lee 1, Yun Jeong Lim 1, Moon-Soo Koh 1, Jin Ho Lee
  • Department of Internal Medicine, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea.
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