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Acute Appendicitis and Dietary Fiber

Arnbjörnsson, Einar LU (1983) In Archives of Surgery 118(7). p.868-870
Abstract

The role of dietary fiber in the cause of acute appendicitis was evaluated. By means of food diaries the average daily fiber consumption was determined in 31 patients with acute appendicitis and in 30 control patients, matched for age and sex. The average daily dietary fiber intake was 17.4 g in the group with appendicitis and 21.0 g in the control group. The difference is statistically significant. Adjustment for the total energy intake in each instance did not change this conclusion. The results support the hypothesis that diet, in particular a lack of fiber, may be an important factor in the pathogenesis of acute appendicitis.

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Archives of Surgery
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118
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7
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868 - 870
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American Medical Association
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0004-0010
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1983.01390070076015
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English
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  abstract     = {<p>The role of dietary fiber in the cause of acute appendicitis was evaluated. By means of food diaries the average daily fiber consumption was determined in 31 patients with acute appendicitis and in 30 control patients, matched for age and sex. The average daily dietary fiber intake was 17.4 g in the group with appendicitis and 21.0 g in the control group. The difference is statistically significant. Adjustment for the total energy intake in each instance did not change this conclusion. The results support the hypothesis that diet, in particular a lack of fiber, may be an important factor in the pathogenesis of acute appendicitis.</p>},
  author       = {Arnbjörnsson, Einar},
  issn         = {0004-0010},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {01},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {868--870},
  publisher    = {American Medical Association},
  series       = {Archives of Surgery},
  title        = {Acute Appendicitis and Dietary Fiber},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/archsurg.1983.01390070076015},
  volume       = {118},
  year         = {1983},
}