This is what I've been doing and thinking about since Friday..
*Hoping my paper is arlight* :)
how many grams of fiber do you eat?
Suggested is 10-13g of fiber per 1000Calories you eat.
Thought I would share some stuff.
Colonic diverticulosis refers to small outpouchings from the colonic lumen due to mucosal herniation through the
colonic wall at sites of vascular perforation. Abnormal colonic motility and inadequate intake of dietary fibre have been
implicated in its pathogenesis. This acquired abnormality is typically found in developed countries, and its prevalence
rises with age. Most patients affected will remain entirely asymptomatic; however, 10–20% of those affected can
manifest clinical syndromes, mainly diverticulitis and diverticular haemorrhage. As our elderly population grows, we
can anticipate a concomitant rise in the number of patients with diverticular disease. Here, we review the incidence,
pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management of diverticular disease of the colon and its complications.
Diverticular disease of the colon
by: Neil Stollman, Jeffrey B Raskin
Fat intake appears to be related to DD, particularly when dietary fibre intake is low. Positive associations were found between DD and saturated, monounsaturated,
transsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats. A weak inverse association was observed for ω-3 fatty acids and DD. When adjusted for physical activity
and dietary fibre, however, the association of DD with total fat and various types of fat was no longer significant (level II evidence).22
The influence of red meat on DD and whether there is biologic interaction between dietary fibre and red meat need to be explored. One study showed that patients with DD had higher average daily fecal bile acid output than controls. The acid output was reduced to nearly the level of controls’ output after administration of bran (level II evidence).26 These findings led some to suggest that DD is a motility disorder
that can be reversed by higher intake of dietary fibre (level III evidence).27
Preventing diverticular disease: Review of recent evidence on high-fibre diets
by:Walid Aldoori, MBBCH, MPA, SCD Milly Ryan-Harshman, PHD, RD
- Music:Colbie Caillat