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Proceed To Article Trials Show No Effect Of Low-Fat, High-Fiber, And High-Fruit And Vegetable Diets On The Growth Of New Colorectal Polyps
Two studies of nutritional interventions in people at high risk of colorectal cancer yielded no evidence that diet affects the growth of precancerous colorectal polyps (adenomatous polyps or adenomas) in people who have already had a polyp removed. The study is in contrast to popular thought. More...

Proceed To Article The Polyp Prevention Trial And The Wheat Bran Fiber Study
The Polyp Prevention Trial was a clinical trial to determine the effect of a low-fat (20 percent of calories from fat), high-fiber (18 grams per 1,000 calories), high fruit/vegetable (3.5 servings per 1,000 calories) eating plan on the recurrence of precancerous polyps in the colon and rectum. This fact sheet answers questions patients may have regarding the trial and its outcome. More...

Proceed To Article Colon Cancer: Treatment Information For Health Professionals
Cancer of the colon is a highly treatable and often curable disease when localized to the bowel. It is the second most frequently diagnosed malignancy in the United States as well as the second most common cause of cancer death. Read a summary of treatment options designed for professionals by the National Cancer Institute. More...
Proceed To Article NIH Researchers Zero In On Viral Changes That Lead To Chronic Hepatitis C
Scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other institutions have discovered a clue that begins to explain why so many patients fail to fully recover from infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). More...

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