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Intestinal Stem Cell Genes Can Be Associated To Dietary Fat, Colon Cancer

According to a study from the RU (Rutgers University), two genes that seemed to help stem cells in the intestine burn dietary fat might also have a role in colon cancer. The research described a new link amid the way cells use fat and how genes control stem cell activity in the intestines of mice. Michael Verzi—Senior Author of the study and Associate Professor at the RU—said, “This is significant as researchers have revealed that when there is excess dietary fat in the intestine, the number of stem cell increase and boost vulnerability to colon cancer.” The study findings were published in the journal Gastroenterology. Every day there is a loss of millions of intestinal cells in the human body—mostly skin cells. Intestinal stem cells go through regular regeneration and boost the uninterrupted change of the intestine lining, but modified stem cell functions can cause colon cancer.

The colorectal cancer is the third most ordinary cancer identified in men and women in the U.S. Approximately 101,420 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with colon cancer in 2019, as per the ACS (American Cancer Society). The new studies have disclosed intestinal stem cells can amplify in animals on a high fat “Western” diet, possibly explaining an increased cancer peril from such a diet. The research team found that there was a loss of stem cells in the intestine of mice when these genes were deactivated, validating their significance. Rutgers researchers think that the genes can help stem cells in burning fat, supplying them energy.

Similarly, the RU was in news as its study stated that mindfulness might decrease opioid cravings. Reportedly, people experiencing opioid addiction and chronic pain can have less pain and lesser cravings if they use mindfulness systems and medications for opioid reliance. The study findings were published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Mindfulness is the contemplative practice of focusing on the current moment and acknowledging one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, without any judgment.

Ashley Walker
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SR. EDITOR AND WRITER At Industry News Daily

Ashley was a part of a very reputed editorial publication prior to joining the Industry News Daily publication. Her 4 Years of experience in the field of writing health articles is no surprise as the perfection in lexis is seen the articles. After the keenness in reading books related to medicinal aspects like Unani, Vedas, and more did she realize the inclination towards this sector and is thus still glued on to it.

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