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A 35-year-old male asked:

Is cornbread bad for diverticulitis?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Probably ok: True acute diverticulitis is an infection requiring antibiotics for treatment. During acute diverticulitis one may be directed to eat lighter, smaller, softer, low fiber foods. As the infection resolves, eventually a high fiber diet would then be recommended to help prevent recurrences. Corn bread by itself, in moderation, should have no affect on diverticulitis. Drink plenty water too.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No: There are no dietary restrictions with diverticulosis. Old wive's tale. You may eat, berries, seeds, nuts, popcorn, etc.
Last updated Jan 30, 2021
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