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Is diverticulosis the name of the health condition when one cannot eat seeds?

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Dr. Wesley Marquart
General Surgery 19 years experience
Tiny pockets: Diverticulosis is a common condition that affects adults in developed countries whose diets consist mainly of refined foods low in fiber. The general recommendation is to avoid foods with seeds that may cause blockage of the pockets resulting in infection, though the evidence for this is lacking.
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
So we thought.: The traditional recommendations for dietary management of diverticulosis used to include avoidance of seeds and nuts. Now we know that they don't need to be avoided if one has diverticulosis.
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Last updated Nov 25, 2020
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