High Dietary Red Meat Intake Tied to Diverticulitis in Men

Share this content:
High Dietary Red Meat Intake Tied to Diverticulitis in Men
High Dietary Red Meat Intake Tied to Diverticulitis in Men

TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men who eat a lot of red meat may have a higher risk of diverticulitis, according to a study published online Jan. 9 in Gut.

The new findings are based on a long-term study of 46,461 male health professionals. Over 26 years, 764 men developed diverticulitis. The risk was highest among men who were in the top 20 percent for red meat intake: They were 58 percent more likely to be diagnosed with the condition, versus men in the bottom 20 percent. Men in that top group averaged over 12 servings of red meat per week, while those with the lowest consumption averaged slightly more than one weekly serving.

The team accounted for factors such as older age, smoking, obesity, lack of exercise, and low fiber intake -- all of which have been tied to a higher diverticulitis risk. Red meat was still linked to a higher risk -- particularly unprocessed meat, such as steaks and burgers. There was no link between poultry or fish and the risk of diverticulitis.

"Red meat intake, particularly unprocessed red meat, was associated with an increased risk of diverticulitis," the authors write. "The findings provide practical dietary guidance for patients at risk of diverticulitis."

Full Text

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »


Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

Trending Activities

All Professions

More in Home

Basivertebral Nerve Ablation Beneficial for Chronic Back Pain

Basivertebral Nerve Ablation Beneficial for Chronic Back Pain

Improvement in self-reported outcomes at three months in patients with chronic lumbar back pain

FDA Approves Trulance for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

FDA Approves Trulance for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

Drug designed to stimulate secretion of intestinal fluid

ECG Could Be Used As Password for E-Health Record Access

ECG Could Be Used As Password for E-Health ...

Researchers say heartbeat could serve as a secure 'password' for patient's electronic medical history

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »