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Study Links Colon Cancer To Diabetes Drug

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September 2, 1998
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While it has long been known that a diet laden with fat can increase the risk of some kinds of cancers, the biochemical pathways that produce this effect have remained a mystery. Ronald Evans, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, has evidence that a protein receptor lurking within cells may be the molecular switch that allows dietary lipids, or fats, to do their dirty work.

August 31, 1998—While it has long been known that a diet laden with fat can increase the risk of some kinds of cancers, the biochemical pathways that produce this effect have remained a mystery.


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