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Cancer

09 March 2011

Good cholesterol cuts colon cancer risk

High levels of "good" cholesterol may reduce the risk of colon cancer, a new study suggests.

High levels of "good" cholesterol may reduce the risk of colon cancer, a new study suggests.

For the study, published online in Gut, the researchers compared 1,238 people with colorectal cancer to 1,238 healthy people. Of those with cancer, 779 had colon cancer and 459 had rectal cancer.

Blood and diet tested

 

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