Study: Diet may influence polyp growth in Lynch syndrome patients

12/17/2012 | U.S. News & World Report

A study from the Netherlands found people with Lynch syndrome, which confers a genetic predisposition to colorectal cancer and other malignancies, who ate fast food or junk-food snacks were twice as likely to develop polyps as those with lower intake of such foods. The study did not establish a cause-and-effect relationship but researcher Akke Botma of Wageningen University said it suggests eating habits may play a role in polyp development among Lynch syndrome patients.

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