• fiber
  • In its analysis, the study team focused on five lifestyle risk factors associated with diverticulitis: total red meat intake, dietary fiber intake, vigorous physical activity, smoking and body mass index (BMI, a measure of weight relative to height). (reuters.com)
  • cases
  • During the follow-up years, there were a total 907 new cases of diverticulitis, and researchers found an inverse relationship between the number of low-risk lifestyle factors an individual had and his odds of getting diverticulitis. (reuters.com)
  • If everyone followed an overall low-risk lifestyle, the study team writes, 50 percent of diverticulitis cases could be averted. (reuters.com)
  • condition
  • Compared with men who met none of the low-risk lifestyle criteria, those with one low-risk lifestyle factor were 29 percent less likely to have diverticulitis, while men with two low-risk factors were 34 percent less likely to have the condition. (reuters.com)
  • High
  • Diverticulitis is believed to develop because of changes inside the intestines including high pressures because of faulty contracting of the intestines. (wikipedia.org)
  • lower
  • Men with three or four low-risk factors had about half the risk of diverticulitis and men with all five low-risk factors had about 70 percent lower risk. (reuters.com)
  • found
  • While the avoidance of nuts and seeds has historically been recommended, no association between eating these foods and diverticulitis has been found, and therefore, avoiding these foods is no longer recommended. (wikipedia.org)
  • factors
  • Doing whatever is possible to minimize the potential risk factors for diverticulitis would be a general first step for people who are concerned about developing the problem, Chan said. (reuters.com)