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Diverticulitis - What Increases Your Risk

The possibility of having diverticulitis increases with age.

You may be more likely to develop diverticulitis if you:

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The BRAT Diet

The BRAT diet (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast) was once a staple of most pediatricians' recommendations for children with an upset stomach. The idea was that it gave the gut a chance to rest and reduced the amount of stool produced. Now experts say the BRAT diet may not be the best option for children. Because BRAT diet foods are low in fiber, protein, and fat, the diet lacks enough nutrition to help a child's gastrointestinal tract recover. The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that...

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Last Updated: October 25, 2012
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