The Polyp Prevention Trial (PPT) compared people eating the most cooked dry beans (legumes) to people eating the least. Those eating the most beans showed 65% lower recurrence of colon adenomas (tumors).
Each person in the PPT had to have had at least one adenomatous polyp removed during a colonoscopy to be eligible for the study. The average follow-up time was three years. Those in the highest consumption group ate 3.7 times more beans than those in the lowest group.
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