Association between Fecal Bile Acids and Colorectal Cancer: A Meta-analysis of Observational Studies

@inproceedings{Tong2008AssociationBF,
  title={Association between Fecal Bile Acids and Colorectal Cancer: A Meta-analysis of Observational Studies},
  author={Jin Lu Tong and Zhi-hua Ran and Jun Shen and Guo Quan Fan and Shu Dong Xiao},
  booktitle={Yonsei medical journal},
  year={2008}
}
PURPOSE To provide a systematic review with meta-analysis for addressing the relationship between fecal bile acids (FBAs) and colorectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Electronic databases were searched for all observational studies that examined the relationship between FBAs and colorectal cancer or adenoma, and calculated weighted mean difference (WMD) and 95% confidence interval (CI). Publication bias was assessed with funnel plot. RESULTS Twenty case-control or cohort studies were… CONTINUE READING