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When small, abnormal pouches (diverticula) form in the colon, it causes a condition known as diverticulosis. This condition affects approximately 10 percent of Americans over the age of 40. It also becomes more common as people age; about half of all people over the age of 60 have it. If these pouches become infected (from stool or bacteria), it causes a condition known as diverticulitis. Most people who have diverticulosis do not experience any symptoms, and the condition can often be treated by eating a high-fiber diet.
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