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Red Meat Ups Risk Of Diverticulitis

Red Meat Ups Risk of Diverticulitis

Are you a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy? If your meat of choice is red—beef, pork, or lamb—you might be setting yourself up for some stomach woes, say researchers.

A study published in Gut online in January 2017 suggests that men who regularly eat unprocessed red meat have an increased risk of developing diverticulitis, a condition characterized by pea-size or larger pouches that form in the colon wall and become infected or inflamed.

Diverticulitis can cause abdominal pain, nausea, cramping, and constipation. The study…

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