Colon cancer releases alpha-tocopherol from its O-glycosides better than normal colon tissue.

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Free radicals, in a colon, may damage DNA, make difficult DNA repair and change course of post-translational modifications of regulatory proteins, which promote tumor initiation and progression. Therefore risk of colon cancer is closely related to diet and other lifestyle factors. Dietary antioxidants, such as vitamin E, should reduce the… (More)

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