What does the number of polyps found during a Colonoscopy mean for overall gut health?

I just had my third colonoscopy. First time they found one polyp, second time they found another. This time they found three polyps. All were removed and benign. Should I be worried? Why would the number of polyps increase in time?

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Some people develop polyps as they age. Cutting down on red meat and fatty foods may decrease the risk of developing them. In addition, stopping smoking if you do can decrease your risk of developing polyps.

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