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Health Tip: Take Steps Against Colon Polyps

Posted Aug 19 2010 6:00am
And reduce colon cancer risk

By Diana Kohnle
Thursday, August 19, 2010
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(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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