Stimulation of rat colonic crypt cell proliferative activity by wheat bran consumption during the stage of 1,2-dimethylhydrazine administration.

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The effect on colonic epithelial cytokinetics of feeding a 20% wheat bran dietary supplement, either during and/or after the stage of carcinogen administration with 1,2-dimethylhydrazine, was examined in 48 male Sprague-Dawley rats fed defined diets for up to 31 weeks. Nutrient intake and body weight gain were equivalent in all groups of animals. All… (More)

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