Colorectal cancer and the relationship between genes and the environment.

  title={Colorectal cancer and the relationship between genes and the environment.},
  author={Patricia M Heavey and Declan J McKenna and Ian R. Rowland},
  journal={Nutrition and cancer},
  volume={48 2},
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in developed countries, with both genetic and environmental factors contributing to the etiology and progression of the disease. Several risk factors have been identified, including positive family history, red meat intake, smoking, and alcohol intake. Protective factors include vegetables, calcium, hormone replacement therapy, folate, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and physical activity. The interaction between… CONTINUE READING


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