Does Fiber Really Prevent Diverticulosis? | Michael Greger M.D. FACLM |July 20, 2015 | Volume 25

The parable of the tiny parachute explains the study that found no relationship between dietary fiber intake and diverticulosis.

DOCTOR’S NOTE

What the heck is the parable of which I speak? See Dr. Katz’s brilliant Lifestyle Medicine and the Parable of the Tiny Parachute.

This is a follow-up to my last video: Diverticulosis: When Our Most Common Gut Disorder Hardly Existed. Make sure you catch this “prequel.”

This reminds me of an ancient video I did: Flawed Study Interpretation.

People commonly ask, Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein?—but maybe they should be more concerned where everyone else is getting their fiber. 97% of Americans don’t even reach the recommended daily minimum.

2019 Update: Check out my new video on fiber, Is Fiber an Effective Anti-Inflammatory? and all my fiber videos here.

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