Managing the Discomfort of Diverticulitis

You’re at greater risk for this uncomfortable condition if your diet is high in animal fats and low in fiber

It is estimated that about half of all Americans aged 60 to 80 have diverticulosis, a condition in which diverticula—small pouches about the size of large peas—bulge outward from the colon. Those numbers increase in the oldest old, with almost everybody age 80 and older having the condition, according to the National Institutes of Health. […]

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