Lipids and Colonic Carcinogenesis: Fact or Artefact?

  • Myriam Wilpart
  • Marcel Roberfroid

Abstract

Life style and dietary habits play an important role in the causation and development of a number of major human cancers1. This conclusion is partly supported by evidence from epidemiological and laboratory animal studies. Investigators have attempted to study the mechanisms by which diet may influence carcinogenesis and to examine the ability of nutrients, food components or non-nutritive food additive components to enhance or to inhibit carcinogenesis. Cancer of the colon is one of the most common tumors observed in the affluent western populations2 for which the relationship between epidemiological and laboratory findings and an overall assessment of the influence of diet on carcinogenesis is not straight forward.

Keywords

Cholesterol Cellulose Starch Corn Hydrazine 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Myriam Wilpart
    • 1
  • Marcel Roberfroid
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Biochimie Toxicologique et CancérologiqueU.C.L. 73.69BrusselsBelgium

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