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Is there a genetic component to diverticulitis? Is it hereditary?

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In brief: Probably

Diverticula of the colon are very common, and will be found in individuals with low risk factors for the disease suggesting that they are genetically predisposed to the disease.

In brief: Probably

Diverticula of the colon are very common, and will be found in individuals with low risk factors for the disease suggesting that they are genetically predisposed to the disease.
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
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Dr. Wayne Wolf
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In brief: No and no

Diverticulosis and diverticulitis are more related to lack of fiber in the diet than any genetic causes.

In brief: No and no

Diverticulosis and diverticulitis are more related to lack of fiber in the diet than any genetic causes.
Dr. Wayne Wolf
Dr. Wayne Wolf
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