Fat, fibre and cancer risk in African Americans and rural Africans

S.J. O'Keefe, J.V. Li, L.M. Lahti, J. Ou, F. Carbonero, K. Mohammed, J.M. Posma, J. Kinross, E. Wahl, E. Ruder, K. Vipperla, V. Naidoo, L. Mtshali, S. Tims, P.G.B. Puylaert, J. DeLany, A. Krasinskas, A.C. Benefiel, H.O. Kaseb, K. NewtonJ.K. Nicholson, W.M. de Vos, H.R. Gaskins, E.G. Zoetendal

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Rates of colon cancer are much higher in African Americans (65:100,000) than in rural South Africans (
Original languageEnglish
Article number6342
JournalNature Communications
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • butyrate-producing bacteria
  • resistant starch
  • colon-cancer
  • cell-proliferation
  • phylogenetic microarray
  • microbial metabolites
  • intestinal-mucosa
  • epithelial-cells
  • gene-expression
  • human feces


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