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How do people develop diverticulosis?

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Sometimes, especially as they get older, people can develop little bulging pouches in the lining of the large intestine. These are called diverticula, and the condition is known as diverticulosis.

From: Diverticulitis Diet WebMD Medical Reference

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Salzman, H. , 2005; vol 72: pp 1229-1234. American Family Physician

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse web site: "Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis."

Strate, L.L. , 2008; vol 300: pp 907-914. The Journal of the American Medical Association

Feldman, M., Friedman L.S., Brandt L.J. (editors) 8th edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2006. Sleisenger & Fordtran's Gastrointestinal Liver Disease,

Institute of Medicine. 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 1, 2018

SOURCES:

Salzman, H. , 2005; vol 72: pp 1229-1234. American Family Physician

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse web site: "Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis."

Strate, L.L. , 2008; vol 300: pp 907-914. The Journal of the American Medical Association

Feldman, M., Friedman L.S., Brandt L.J. (editors) 8th edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2006. Sleisenger & Fordtran's Gastrointestinal Liver Disease,

Institute of Medicine. 

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 1, 2018

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