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Geographic Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer: The Role of Dietary Fat

  • G. N. Stemmermann
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Abstract

The divergent views expressed by these two statements reflect the general lack of agreement as to the importance of dietary fat upon the induction and promotion of large bowel cancer. This chapter will summarize information in respect of the geographic distribution of large bowel cancer and will attempt to explain the basis of the controversial views concerning the impact of fat upon colorectal cancer risk. Special emphasis will be given to studies of indigenous and migrant Japanese because they are frequently cited as evidence that fat intake is a major risk factor for large bowel cancer.

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Colon Cancer Rectal Cancer Adenomatous Polyp Large Bowel Cancer Fecal Bile Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. N. Stemmermann
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  1. 1.Kuakini Medical CenterJapan-Hawaii Cancer StudyHonoluluUSA

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