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Obesity ups diverticulosis risk in women, study shows

Researchers found that having a body mass index of at least 30 kg/m2 puts women at a higher risk for any diverticulosis, compared with those whose BMIs were between 18.5 kg/m2 and 24.9 kg/m2. Published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology and based on 623 patients, findings revealed a lower prevalence of diverticulosis among premenopausal women, ages 50 or younger, than men of the same age.

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