Study: Hispanics, blacks face higher risk of polyps

In a study of 5,075 men and women over 50 who had their first colonoscopy between 2006 to 2010, at least one polyp was found in 22% of Hispanics and 26% of blacks, compared with 19% of whites. Columbia University Medical Center gastroenterologist and lead author Dr. Benjamin Lebwohl said the study shows the need to “redouble our efforts to increase colon cancer screening in areas with large numbers of racial and ethnic minorities.” Daily News (New York) (5/3)