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Research Projects > 1995 Grantees

Caloric Restriction, Aberrant Crypt Foci and Development of Colon Cancer

Project Description

Dr. Bird investigated whether high or low fat diets and caloric restriction alter the response, in an animal model, to determine whether aberrant crypt foci (ACF) can predict carcinogenicity. Using the ACF system, Dr. Bird sought to determine if colon cancer development can be prevented in high risk individuals by dietary means.

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