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Scientists of Rutgers University in the US found that eating foods with lots of fat can trigger the development of colon cancer. A key role in the pathological process is played by two genes present in stem cells of the intestine. About it reported in a press release on EurekAlert!.
The researchers found that two genes (HNF4A and HNF4G) ensure the proper functioning of the intestinal mucosa. They help to burn fat, providing the stem cells with energy. When the diet has a large amount of fat, amount of constantly dividing stem cells increases, and this increases the risk of developing cancer. Thus, a healthy diet is one of the most effective ways to prevent cancer.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women in the United States. According to the American cancer society, this year more than 100 million Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer.
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