Serum bilirubin levels in the U.S. Population: Gender effect and inverse correlation with colorectal cancer

@article{Zucker2004SerumBL,
  title={Serum bilirubin levels in the U.S. Population: Gender effect and inverse correlation with colorectal cancer},
  author={Stephen D. Zucker and Paul S. Horn and Kenneth E. Sherman},
  journal={Hepatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={40}
}
Bilirubin, the primary end product of heme catabolism, is a key marker of liver and hematological disorders, and important cytoprotective properties have been ascribed to this bile pigment. The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a comprehensive assessment of health and nutrition in the United States, was analyzed to determine the demographics and correlates of serum bilirubin levels in the general population. Men and women aged 17 and older were included in the weighted… 

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