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The C/C−13910 genotype of adult-type hypolactasia is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer in the Finnish population
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    • Massimo Montalto, Dr
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      • Francesca Ancarani, Antonio Gasbarrini, Giovanni Gasbarrini

    Dear Editor,

    We read with considerable interest the article by Jarvela et al. (Gut 2005;54:643-647), who investigate the relationship between the genotype of adult-type hypolactasia and the risk of colorectal cancer in the Finnish, British, and Spanish populations. In this study, the C/C–13910 genotype, a robust molecular marker of lactase non-persistence[1], was found to significantly associate with the risk of c...

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