viernes, 26 de enero de 2018

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Featured Article: Factors associated with the high prevalence of oesophageal cancer in Western Kenya: a review

Western Kenya has a particularly high incidence of oesophageal carcinoma with both genetic and environmental factors considered to contribute to the etiology of the disease.  Causative environmental factors include food contamination by pesticides and mycotoxins, poor diet, use of tobacco and consumption of traditional fermented alcoholic products.  An individual’s genetic predisposition can also impact on the likelihood of developing oesophageal carcinoma.
In this review, G. Kigen et al. evaluate the possible contribution of each proposed causative risk factor and correlate these to the incidence of disease in, and the agricultural and lifestyle behaviours of, Western Kenya.
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