Saint's triad: confirmation and explanation.S Afr Med J. 1976 Dec 18; 50(54):2136-8.SA
A quarter of a century ago Professor C. F. M. Saint of the University of Cape Town noted the occasional association of diverticular disease, hiatus hernia, and gallstones in a patient. The occurrences of these diseases, and the significance of their associations, are discussed. The suggestion is made that the diseases are casually related to the consumption of fibre-depleted diets.