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Dietary Promotion of HBV-Induced Liver Tumors (1993)

Title:

Dietary Promotion of HBV-Induced Liver Tumors

Key words:

Hepatitis B, plasma cholesterol, casein

Research Institution:

Cornell University

Location:

New York

Researcher:

T. Colin Campbell

Project Description:

Dr. Campbell�s hypothesis was that chronic infection with the Hepatitis B virus coupled with nutritional factors, especially those associated with an increase in plasma cholesterol, stimulates liver cell proliferation and results in liver cancer. He tested whether dietary protein, specifically casein that is a strong modulator of cholesterol, will modify the development of tumor formation in the liver.

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