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Could overnight oatmeal cause diverticulitis?

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Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
No: It is still a common myth that certain foods (undigestible foods like grains, corn) lead to more recurrences of diverticulitis. Many medical professionals still believe this however. Some people get recurrent diverticulitis no matter what they eat.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
NO if you don't have: diverticulosis ( presence of disease with out inflammation which does not come over night. you have diverticula in colon , oatmeal is not the causes of disease.

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