Alfred I. Neugut; Gail C. Garbowski
Neugut A., Garbowski G.; Diet and Colorectal Adenomatous Polyps. Ann Intern Med. 1993;119:343. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-119-4-199308150-00019
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1993;119(4):343.
We appreciate Dr. Anand's comments. The time lag between the preparation of a manuscript and its publication can lead to missing a recent publication. Indeed, a new review article by our group  now documents seven published studies on diet and adenomatous polyps; more are undoubtedly on the way.
Overall, we agree that dietary variables play a role in the incidence of adenomatous polyps, similar to that shown for colorectal cancer. We did not find an association of alcohol with adenomatous polyps after adjusting for cigarette smoking, which is related to adenoma incidence . To date, however, our report  is the only published observational study on risk factors for polyp recurrence.
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