Health Tip: Help Prevent Colon Polyps
(HealthDay News) -- Colon polyps are abnormal growths that form inside the colon. Often discovered during an exploratory procedure called a colonoscopy, these growths can be either benign or cancerous.
The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse says although there's no surefire way to prevent colon polyps, it offers these recommendations that may help reduce your risk:
Cut back on fatty foods, and load up on vegetables and fruits.
Exercise most days of the week.
Lose excess weight.
Eat a diet rich in calcium.
Talk with your doctor about possibly taking a daily low-dose aspirin.
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