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I'm asian, am I susceptible to diverticulitis and diverticulitis?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: What's your diet?
Diverticulosis and diverticulitis are far more common in western countries; this is believed to be due to the high red meat, low fiber diet we are famous for. If you live in the us and have adopted a western diet, the risk of diverticular disease is present regardless of your country of origin.

In brief: What's your diet?
Diverticulosis and diverticulitis are far more common in western countries; this is believed to be due to the high red meat, low fiber diet we are famous for. If you live in the us and have adopted a western diet, the risk of diverticular disease is present regardless of your country of origin.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Ethnic
Background only plays a role as it relates to diet.
Hi fiber diet with vegetables and fruit, common in asian populations, seems to have a protective effect but anyone can get diverticulitis.

In brief: Ethnic
Background only plays a role as it relates to diet.
Hi fiber diet with vegetables and fruit, common in asian populations, seems to have a protective effect but anyone can get diverticulitis.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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