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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,

Eating for Diverticulosis

Your odds of diverticulosis increase with age—it affects more than 60 percent of people over age 70. In this condition, small pouches called diverticula form in weak spots in the wall of the large intestine (colon). Why this happens is unclear, but it’s partly hereditary.

“Most people aren’t aware they have

A Colonoscopy Is One of the Most Effective Screening Tools for Cancer

A colonoscopy is one of the best ways to identify early-stage colon cancer, which is the third most diagnosed cancer and the third-leading cause of cancer death among adults.

However, many women still avoid the procedure, mostly out of fear, says Felice H. Schnoll-Sussman, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine at

A New Look at Colonoscopies

A colonoscopy is the best way to identify early-stage colon cancer, which is the third leading cause of cancer death among adults. However, many people still avoid the procedure for a simple reason: fear of the unknown.
“The fear of test preparation, the test itself, and even what the results

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