Eating, Diet, & Nutrition for Colon Polyps
What type of eating plan is best to prevent colon polyps?
Research suggests that making the following changes may have health benefits and may lower your chances of developing colon polyps:
- eating more fruits, vegetables, and other foods with fiber, such as beans and bran cereal.
- losing weight if you’re overweight and not gaining weight if you’re already at a healthy weight
Foods to limit
Research suggests that eating less of the following foods may have health benefits and may lower your chances of developing polyps:
- fatty foods, such as fried foods
- red meat, such as beef and pork
- processed meat, such as bacon, sausage, hot dogs, and lunch meats
Last Reviewed July 2017
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