Does Fiber Really Prevent Diverticulosis? | Michael Greger M.D. FACLM |July 20, 2015 | Volume 25

The parable of the tiny parachute explains the study that found no relationship between dietary fiber intake and diverticulosis.


What the heck is the parable of which I speak? See Dr. Katz’s brilliant Lifestyle Medicine and the Parable of the Tiny Parachute.

This is a follow-up to my last video: Diverticulosis: When Our Most Common Gut Disorder Hardly Existed. Make sure you catch this “prequel.”

This reminds me of an ancient video I did: Flawed Study Interpretation.

People commonly ask, Do Vegetarians Get Enough Protein?—but maybe they should be more concerned where everyone else is getting their fiber. 97% of Americans don’t even reach the recommended daily minimum.

2019 Update: Check out my new video on fiber, Is Fiber an Effective Anti-Inflammatory? and all my fiber videos here.

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