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Homocysteine, Cysteine, and Risk of Incident Colorectal Cancer


In a nested case-control study involving 988 cases and 988 controls, risk of colorectal cancer was increased when plasma homocysteine levels were high (multivariate ORs for CRC were 1.46 for the highest vs the slowest quartiles of Hcy), while risk was decreased when cysteine (a metabolic product of homocysteine) levels were high (0.57 for the higher vs the lowest quartiles of cysteine). Both associations were significant for localized tumors but not metastasis.

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