The production of urinary phenols by gut bacteria and their possible role in the causation of large bowel cancer.

@article{Bone1976ThePO,
  title={The production of urinary phenols by gut bacteria and their possible role in the causation of large bowel cancer.},
  author={Elisabeth Bone and Anneli Tamm and Mark Hill},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1976},
  volume={29 12},
  pages={1448-54}
}
Epidemiological evidence is presented to relate the amount of dietary meat to the risk of large bowel cancer; it has been suggested that this may be due to the production of cocarcinogenic volatile phenols by intestinal bacteria from tyrosine. This paper describes preliminary experiments to test this suggestion. In vitro, aerobic bacteria tended to produce phenol from tyrosine while anaerobic bacteria produced p-cresol. Urine from 10 normal healthy persons contained a mean of 9.8 mg phenol/day… CONTINUE READING

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