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Quest Vitamins LTD,
8 Venture Way,
Aston Science Park,
B7 4AP.

Tel: 0121 359 0056
Fax: 0121 359 0313
Registered in England No. 2530437



A polyp is a benign tumour occurring in areas lined with mucous membranes (nose, cervix, gastrointestinal tract, larynx and uterus). Some polyps grow on stems, while others are attached by a broad base.

Nasal polyps are usually associated with an allergic condition. Since they interfere with breathing, it is advisable that they be removed. Uterine and gastrointestinal polyps are likely to cause bleeding, but more importantly, they may undergo malignant degeneration and for this reason are also usually removed.


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Vitamin A (2)
Vitamin C (1)
Vitamin E (1)


1. Greenburg ER, Baron JA, et al: A clinical trial of antioxidant vitamins to prevent colorectal adenoma - Polyp Prevention Group, N-Engl Journ Med, 1994, 331(3), 141-7
2. MacLennan R, Macrae F, et al: Randomized trial of intake of fat, fiber and beta-carotene to prevent colorectal adenomas - the Australian Polyp prevention project, Journ Natl Cancer Inst, 1995, 87(23), p 1760-6