Dietary Fat and Colorectal Cancer: Experimental Evidence for Tumor Promotion

  • P. M. Newberne
  • S. Sahaphong


Investigations into colorectal cancer during the past three decades have suggested that genetic variation accounts for only a small percentage of the approximately 500000 new cases of this type of cancer worldwide each year (Muir and Parkin 1985). It is becoming more apparent that environmental factors, particularly dietary constituents, are important and are causally implicated in a significant percentage of colorectal cancer.


Colon Tumor Beef Tallow Colon Carcinogenesis Intestinal Tumor Fecal Stream 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. M. Newberne
    • 1
  • S. Sahaphong
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of ScienceMahidol UniversityBangkokThailand

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