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Diet, faecal pH and colorectal cancer

Author: Dokkum, W. van · Boer, B.C.J. de · Faassen, A. van · Pikaar, N.A. · Hermus, R.J.J.
Type:article
Date:1983
Institution: Instituut CIVO-Toxicologie en voeding TNO
Source:British Journal of Cancer, 1, 48, 109-110
Identifier: 229479
Keywords: Nutrition · Carcinogenesis · Clinical article · Colorectal cancer · dietary fiber · Etiology · Feces · Large intestine · Ph · Adult · Colon · Colonic Neoplasms · Comparative Study · Diet · Diet, Vegetarian · Dietary Fiber · Feces · Human · Hydrogen-Ion Concentration · Male · Rectal Neoplasms · Medicine · Geneeskunde · Physiology · Fysiologie · Pathology

Abstract

We suggest that a lower faecal pH may be correlated with a lower mortality of large-bowel cancer and that faecal pH should always be considered in epidemiological studies on the role of diet in colon carcinogenesis.