Exercise and diverticular disease

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6990.1332 (Published 20 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1332
  1. K W Heaton,
  2. W G Thompson
  1. Reader in medicine Visiting professor Department of Medicine, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol BS2 8HW

    EDITOR,—Minerva's puzzlement1 at Aldoori et al's paper in Gut purporting to show that exercise protects against diverticular disease of the colon3 is well justified. The paper shows no such thing. What it does show is that people who take more exercise are less likely to be diagnosed …

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