Smoking and Heavy Alcohol Consumption Linked to Increased Risk of Diverticulitis in Women

19 Dec 2023 • In a large-scale study of women, smoking and alcohol consumption were associated with an increased risk of incident diverticulitis.

  • Both current and past smoking history were correlated with a heightened risk (HR 1.20; and HR 1.20, respectively) compared to never smokers.
  • Further analysis of smoking and alcohol uncovered that individuals who both smoked and consumed ≥30 g/d of alcohol had the highest risk.

These data highlight additional modifiable risk factors for diverticulitis that may aid in prevention.

Source: CGH | Read full story

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