Q. How can I prevent colonic polyps from forming?
A. The following lifestyle changes can help prevent colon polyps from forming:
- Increasing the intake of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
- Reducing fat intake
- Limiting alcohol consumption
- Refraining from the use of tobacco
- Stay physically active and maintain a healthy body weight.
If you have a family history of colonic polyps or have been diagnosed with a hereditary disorder that causes polyps, regular screenings are the best way to prevent them.