Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 27, 1973 · Page 29
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 29

Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, July 27, 1973
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Meat'Cancer Link Studied In Missouri by Dr. David Hentges, professor of microbiology at the theory thit big meat eater* run a greater risk of developing cancer of the colon than those Sdeace Todiy who* diet is more vegetarian has never tee* proven by rttedkal science. • No* a Univeraity of Miaxwri Medical Center Research feats is conducting a one-yaer project to prove or disprove the theory. the research team, headed contains all the nutritional values needed daily such as university's medical school, will focus its attention on M graduate and medical student volunteers, who will follow a cattfally formulated diet for four months. Each volunteer will be given a Specific diet for a four-week period-first a normal diet, then a meat-free diet, followed by a high meat diet, and then, back to a normal diet. Hentges said each of the diets fibers, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, mineral* and vitamins, but differs only in the amount of meat prescribed. Every four weeks, fecal—or waste—specimens will be collected from tile volunteers and analyzed in bacteriology and chemical laboratories at the Medical Center, Qolesburg) Register-MoiI, Golesburg, f riday, July 27, 1973 11 What the researchers will be all circumstantial evidence at trying to determine is whether the protein or, more likely, the fats in meat enhance the growth of certain bacteria in the intestines which in turn produce carcinogens—or cancer-producing chemicals. "A person's diet is capable of changing the composition of flora in the intestinal tract," Hentges said. "We have a lot of evidence that the diet you eat produces the changes, but it is Nixoii; Shah Concentrate on Oil, Security By STEWART HENSLEY ition and th*' Mmirit* A * (twnr«.^i .. .... ~ - .. * this time." No Danger Expected Hentges said studies so far 1 have indicated a higher incidence of colon cancer is found in industrialized countries where a lot of meat is eaten, but a lesser incidence in underdeveloped countries, where the people are vegetarians. "in the United States, Canada and Western Europe, there are definitely more cases of colon cancer than there are in countries in Asia, Africa and rural areas of Japan," Hentges said, "this could be due to the animal protein and fat—or in other words-^meat." Providing the 10 volunteers, who will be in no danger by the experiment, with varying amounts of meat will permit medical scientists to monitor the concentration of a class of bacteria called anaerobes. Hentges said the anaerobic bacteria are the organisms which produce the cancer producing agents. If the number of anaerobes increases when the volunteers are fed the higher concentrations of meat, then something will ba learned. Hentges said the next step then would be to find seme way of lowering the concentration of bacteria when larger and larger amounts of meat are eaten. In the meantime, people fearing colon cancer would have to avoid eating too much meat. By STEWART HENSLEY WASHINGTON (UP!)President Nixon and the Shah of Iran, in their talks here this weekj^bave^jevpte^ WaiHiitei Window their attention to related subject* two closely produc­ tion and the security of the Persian Gulf, which Nixon described as the "key central area" of the Middle East. The United States,.faced with an energy crisis and threats by some of the major oil-producing countries to withhold supplies because of Washington's pro- Israel policy, has undertaken strenuous efforts of late to improve its relationship with some of the friendly nations of the area. Iran and the United States have been close for 20 years. Now Nixon is trying to broaden this relationship to include Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Northern jmateriel, and this could reach a Yemen and some of the small I total of $5 billion. Arab enclaves given their Nixon told the Shah that the independence by Britain two.United States was supplying years ago. Saudi Arabia with a naval force The Shah and Nixon arejof small ships and was also understood to have discussed in-selling that country Fa Free- ATTfNO THt KNOX COUNTY PANT We Solute THE 120th Knox County Foir Yvonne O'Brien Rayder Peterson MEET YOUR DEMOCRATIC OFFICEHOLDERS " DEMOCRATIC DAY Wednesday, August 1st AT THE Knox County Fair Visit The Democratic Booth and.Support Your 120th Knox County Fair Tuosday, July 31 to Sunday, Aug. 5 some detail Soviet intentions in the area. Shah Is Suspicious Officials said Nixon assured the Shah that he had made no commitment* to Soviet Communist party boss Leonid Brezh­ nev during their recent meeting which could be in any way detrimental to the interests of Iran. The Shah had warned that the United States and its allies should not lower their guard simply because of the current spirit of conciliation being displayed by Moscow. The Iranian ruler told the President of his continuing suspicion that the Soviet Union and India were in collusion to inspire the rebellious outbursts in Western Pakistan. The Shah's suspicions of the Soviet Union appear to have been increased by last week's coup in Afghanistan which ousted the king and brought to power military elements inclined to close collaboration with Russia. Iran, which has common borders with the Soviet Union, Afghanistan and Pakistan, also has had a continuing dispute and occasional skirmishes with Iraq, which would like to weaken the Shah's dominant position in the Persian Gulf. Iran Receiving Planes The United States does not believe that Russia is seeking any direct confrontation with the Americans in the GuM area. However, Washington does believe the Kremlin, whidh has increased its presence in and military supplies to Southern: Yemen, Somalia and Iraq, is trying to increase its influence! 'in the area. Nixon made it clear to the Shah that he will continue to! have access to sophisticated U.S. military equipment, including the F14 Tomcat fighter plane whach is just now reaching the production stage for the U.S. Navy. Iran already | is receiving a 100-piane supply jof F4 Phantom jets, under the{| |1972 five-year program to' I purchase about $2.5 biMion of I American planes and other war dom Fighter aircraft Shah Gives Advice As for Kuwait, the United Stales is arranging a large sale of FB Navy Crusader aircraft as iwett as equipment for ground forces and an air defense system, The Shah urged Nixon to accelerate the program under which American oil companies have promised to give the producing nations in the area a greater share in the oil distribution system at the wholesale, distributor and retail level. This would provide Iran and other oil-rich countries in the Middle East with a greater share of the proceeds of their resources. At the same time it would require these countries to make investments within the United States which would "sop up" the vast surplus of dollars they have which contribute vastly to the problem facing] American currency in world' markets at present. j Couple Visiting ' A t New Windsor NEW WINDSOR - Airman and Mrs. Paul Davison, Lutz, Fla., are visiting at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Davison, and with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Olson, Lynn Center. At the end of his leave they will go to Hawaii, where he has been assigned for two years. Mrs. Joe Berry, Sacramento, Calif., is spending a 3-week vacation at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Anseeuw, New Windsor, and with other relatives. To Our Knox Co. Dairy Formers Thank* to Dairy Farmers, you and your family oat bottor, livo hotter . . . with good tatting Dairy Products that aro good for your hoalth, too. Wo aro proud to bo "partners" with our local Dairy Farmers . . . ? i' IS*" SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL COW ATTEND THE KNOX COUNTY FAIRl JULY 31st thru AUGUST 5th Sizzling Weekend FAMOUS MAKBR JUNIOR SPORT KNITS THE SUPERTOPS tanks, V-necks, halters, ribs, with novelty in Durene® cotton knits. Sleeveless or eeved designs in a burst of colors. Sizes KNIT SHORTS and SKIRTS Reg. $6.00 to $12.00 *2 90 — $ 6 90 is! Savings On Cool Styles and Colort

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