Impossible Question

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 Impossible Question

Q.  Researchers have wondered for years why appendicitis is relatively rare in places like Africa & Asia, while in the United States it’s extremely common.  It could be because people in those places eat tremendous quantities of this.

A.  “There’s always been speculation that high-fiber diets protect against appendicitis,” says David G. Addiss, M.D., medical epidemiologist for the division of parasitic disease at the CDC & Prevention in Atlanta.  People in Asia eat tremendous quantities of fruits, vegetables, whole grains & other high-fiber rich foods.

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