Red Meat Increases Diverticulitis Risk
Red meat increases the risk for diverticulitis, an inflammatory bowel condition, according to a study published in Gut. Researchers followed 46,461 men from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. Those who consumed the most unprocessed red meat increased their risk for diverticulitis. The increased risk was 18 percent per serving per day.
Cao Y, Strate LL, Keeley BR, et al. Meat intake and risk of diverticulitis among men. Gut. Published online January 9, 2017.
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