Tag: diverticuli

Ask the Experts: Diverticulitis; Eye Vitamins; Tea Shortage

Q: I’ve read in your newsletter about the benefits of nuts and “seeded” fruits such as blueberries, but I have diverticulitis. Do I need to avoid these healthy foods because of their effects on diverticulitis?

A: Katelyn Castro, a dietetic intern at Tufts’ Frances Stern Nutrition Center, and Joel Mason, MD,

Ask the Doctor: Diverticulosis

Q. I was recently diagnosed with diverticulosis. Can this condition cause serious problems?

A. Diverticulosis is a common condition among older adults. It develops in weak areas along the walls of the colon and is characterized by tiny sacs—diverticula—that bulge through these weak spots. Low-fiber diets, physical inactivity, and obesity are

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