The treatment of uncomplicated diverticular disease of the colon with a high fibre diet.Acta Chir Belg. 1979 Nov-Dec; 78(6):359-68.AC
This paper describes the pathogenesis, aetiology, epidemiology and the historical emergence of diverticular disease as a clinical problem. The symptoms of the uncomplicated disease can be treated successfully and cheapli with a high fibre diet including miller's bran. The method of giving bran and its results are described. The adoption of a high fibre diet lessens the need for surgery in diverticulitis and the author believes that it could prevent the appearance of the condition in future generations.