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Are there ways to prevent colon polyps from developing?

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First of all, there are dietary recommendations that can be made to help prevent colon polyps. We know that diets high in fat and low in fiber predispose an individual to develop colon polyps. This probably is why the incidence of colon polyps is much higher in developed countries such as the U.S. and Europe where diets are high in fat and low in fiber. Also, a diet high in fruits and vegetables may also be protective against colon cancer.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin reduce the formation of polyps, although non-steroidal medications are not advocated as a means to prevent colon polyps.

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