New Clue to Predict Diseases in Women?
Gut Hormone and Disease: Perspective
He has studied the gut hormone and cancers for more than two decades. He is also a university professor and vice-chair of surgery, and holds the McDowell Foundation Endowed Chair.
The possibility of using a hormone as a predictive marker may offer the chance to intervene earlier and prevent diseases, he says.
Until more research is in, reducing fat in the diet might be a good step, Evers says.
The hormone is released in response to fats in the diet, he says. "Therefore, eating foods with lower fat content may decrease the release of neurotensin."