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A 70-year-old female asked:

is popcorn helpful or harmful in persons having recurring intestinal polyps?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Neutral mostly: Popcorn is typically relatively high in fiber which might be a good thing re: polyps (controversial point). Populations with hi fiber intake tend to low polyp prevalence- not neccessarily the case for individuals. If popcorn is high fat, or sugary, cheesy, etc, then those factors don'thelp polyps, may worsen weight, lipids, etc. Popcorn does not cause or prevent polyps.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Popcorn.: Popcorn should be neither harmful nor helpful in the context of intestinal polyps. Good for general health - low calories and some fiber.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can medicine shrink intestinal polyps?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
No evidence: That I am aware of will shrink colonic polyps. They must be removed during a colonoscopy.

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