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The Role of Bile Acids in Cholecystectomy and Colorectal Cancer

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dc.contributor.author Molien, Gabrielle M.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-02T20:21:18Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-02T20:21:18Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation G.M. Molien, "The Role of Bile Acids in Cholecystectomy and Colorectal Cancer", ND dissertation, College of Naturopathic Medicine, Univ. of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, 2015. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/1430
dc.description This thesis is being archived as a Digitized Shelf Copy for campus access to current students and staff only. We currently cannot provide this open access without the author's permission. If you are the author of this work and desire to provide it open access or wish access removed, please contact the Wahlstrom Library to discuss permission. en_US
dc.description.abstract Digestive diseases have been reported by the CDC as the third largest illness of great economic burden in the United States. The cost of gallbladder disease causing digestive illness has been estimated to be more than a billion of dollars in direct medical care. The disease occurs in 10% of the population and is higher among women and elderly. About 776,000 patients was diagnosed with gallstones in 1984 and 485,000 of these patients received a cholecystectomy. New prevention model consisting of risks management, screening exam, and ultrasound standard procedure were put in place in the hope of better management and prevention of gallstones disease. NHANES III have included ultrasound of the gallbladder has one of the digestive diseases diagnostic component. The procedure is performed to assess abnormalities within the gallbladder more specifically the presence of stones in 20 to 74 year old patients. This research thesis will try to decipher the importance of bile acids in digestion, gallstones formation, its many purposes in human metabolism, its detrimental effect on digestion after cholecystectomy, and its role if any in the development of colorectal cancer. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Naturopathy en_US
dc.subject Bile acid en_US
dc.subject Cholecystectomy en_US
dc.subject Digestive diseases en_US
dc.subject Colorectal cancer en_US
dc.title The Role of Bile Acids in Cholecystectomy and Colorectal Cancer en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.institute.department College of Naturopathic Medicine en_US
dc.institute.name University of Bridgeport en_US


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