Smoking Increases Risk of Colorectal Polyps - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/6/08

Smoking Increases Risk of Colorectal Polyps

Smoking cigarettes might double your risk of developing colorectal polyps- which, if left untreated, can ultimately lead to colorectal cancer.

Researchers at New York Medical College estimate that as many as a quarter of all colorectal polyps may be linked to smoking. The risk was found to increase by 13% for every 10 years that a person smoked a pack a day

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