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10 Causes of Colon Polyps

Colon polyps are small nodules that can be found along your large intestine’s lining. These growths look like tiny mushrooms, but they can grow over time to the size of golf balls. In most cases, colon polyps tend to be benign and harmless. However, they might increase the risk of colon cancer when they progress in sizes. Early detection and diagnosis are important in treating this health issue. Let’s take a look at the top 10 causes of colon polyps and take preventive measures.

Foods with Saturated Fats

Diet plays a key role in preventing and treating colon polyps. Unlike omega-3 fats, saturated fats would increase the risk of this health issue. Therefore, it is better to avoid or limit foods that are rich in those substances. These might include deli meat, sausage, bacon, hot dogs, salami, or fatty beef. If you consume those foods, do not exceed 3 or 4 ounces in total on a daily basis. [1]