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Health Tip: Take Steps Against Colon Polyps

Health Tip: Take Steps Against Colon Polyps

08/19/10

(HealthDay News) -- Polyps in the colon may be benign, cancerous or pre-cancerous. In any case, there are steps you can take to help prevent them.

The U.S. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse offers these suggestions:

  • Cut back on fatty foods.
  • Up your intake of fruits and vegetables.
  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.
  • Get exercise on most days of the week.
  • Maintain a healthy body weight.
  • Eat foods that are rich in calcium.
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