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Faecal steroids and bacteria and large bowel cancer in Hong Kong by socio-economic groups

JS Crowther, BS Drasar, MJ Hill, R Maclennan… - British journal of …, 1976 - In a study of three socio-economic groups in Hong Kong, the high income group had a high
faecal concentration of bile acids, especially the dihydroxy bile acids, compared to the low
income group. The faecal bile acids were also more highly degraded. The faecal flora
contained more bacteroides and fewer eubacteria. Very few of the clostridia able to
dehydrogenate the steroid nucleus were isolated. An epidemiological study based on street
blocks indicated that the high income group also have a higher incidence of cancer of the … Cited by 122 Related articles All 8 versions HelpPrivacyTerms