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Is there a genetic component to diverticulitis? Is it hereditary?
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4 doctors agree
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
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
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Dr. Wayne Wolf
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1 doctor agrees
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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