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Research implicates metabolic process of the liver in the spread of colorectal cancer

Research implicates metabolic process of the liver in the spread of colorectal cancerBy identifying genes that become activated in cancer cells that successfully metastasize to the liver, researchers at Rockefeller have implicated metabolic processes within the liver as a possible means by which starving transient cancer cells can go on to form deadly new colonies. More »

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High fat diet increases inflammation in the mouse colon

In mice fed a diet high in fat and low in fiber, vitamin D and calcium — the so-called Western diet — expression of a series of genes collectively associated with immune and inflammatory responses was altered. The findings show that a Western diet induces oxidative stress and alters immune responses in the colon of mice long before tumors occur. More »

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