Colon polyps primary prevention

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sadaf Sharfaei M.D.[2]


Effective measures for the primary prevention of colon polyps include lifestyle changes, medications, and genetic counseling. Regular exercise, healthy diet, smoking cessation, and reduced alcohol consumption might be helpful for preventing colon polyps. It is recommended to take aspirin, calcium and vitamin D to decrease the risk of colon polyps.

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  2. Jass, J R (2007). "Classification of colorectal cancer based on correlation of clinical, morphological and molecular features". Histopathology. 50 (1): 113–130. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2559.2006.02549.x. ISSN 0309-0167.
  3. Pabby A, Schoen RE, Weissfeld JL, Burt R, Kikendall JW, Lance P, Shike M, Lanza E, Schatzkin A (2005). "Analysis of colorectal cancer occurrence during surveillance colonoscopy in the dietary Polyp Prevention Trial". Gastrointest. Endosc. 61 (3): 385–91. PMID 15758908.
  4. O'Brien, Michael J; Zhao, Qing; Yang, Shi (2015). "Colorectal serrated pathway cancers and precursors". Histopathology. 66 (1): 49–65. doi:10.1111/his.12564. ISSN 0309-0167.
  5. Aarons, Cary B; Shanmugan, Skandan; Bleier, Joshua IS (2014). "Management of malignant colon polyps: Current status and controversies". World Journal of Gastroenterology. 20 (43): 16178. doi:10.3748/wjg.v20.i43.16178. ISSN 1007-9327.