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Fruits and Vegetables Reduce Risk for Colorectal Cancer

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A survey conducted by the Cleveland Clinic found that those with healthful lifestyle habits were less likely to develop colon polyps. Researchers presented these data at the 2017 Digestive Disease Week meeting in Chicago, IL. Of the 27,233 respondents, those who consumed 3 or more servings of fruits, grains, and vegetables a day were the least likely to report polyps. The authors stress these data illustrate the impact modifiable lifestyle factors have on cancer risk.

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Dornblaser DW, Lopez R, LaGuardia L, et al. An online assessment tool demonstrates patient risk factors and behaviors associated with colorectal cancer and polyps. Poster presented at: 2017 Digestive Disease Week; May 6-9, 2017; Chicago, IL.

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