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Study of Eating Patterns and Alcohol Consumption in Patients with Advanced Tubular Adenoma
The purpose of this study is to study the impact of Western lifestyle, including moderate alcohol consumption and delayed eating patterns on studying individuals’ susceptibility to colorectal cancer. The study is eight weeks long, and you will go through one week long intervention (normal or delayed eating, alcohol or no alcohol) every other week, followed by a normal eating pattern week. Subjects will come in every other week for a flexible sigmoidoscopy.
In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:
- Have had recent colonoscopy and pathology reports that indicates you had advanced tubular adenoma (pre-cancerous growth).
You will be excluded from the study if any of the following criteria apply to you:
- Have a history of alcohol abuse, or do not usually drink alcohol.
- Have a condition that requires you to have a particular eating pattern (e.g., uncontrolled diabetes, eating disorder).
- Are of Asian ethnicity (due to common polymorphisms of enzymes involved in alcohol metabolism).
This is a partial list of inclusion and exclusion criteria.