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Research / Discovery

Colorectal cancer survivors sought for nutritional study

March 28, 2014

Colorado State University -- in collaboration with Poudre Valley Hospital Cancer Network -- is seeking colorectal cancer survivors to take part in a dietary intervention trial.

Rice bran varieties.BENEFIT (Bean/Bran Enriching Nutritional Eating For Intestinal Health Trial), being conducted by Assistant Professor Elizabeth Ryan of the environmental and radiological health sciences department and Assistant Professor Tiffany Weir of the food science and human nutrition department, will examine whether increasing dietary intake of beans or rice bran affect the types of bacteria that live in the intestines.

To qualify, participants must:

  • Be colorectal cancer survivors (at least four months post-treatment)
  • Be able to follow a dietary intervention for one month (28 days)
  • Not be taking prescribed medication to control lipids.

Benefits include:

  • One meal and one snack provided daily for 28 days
  • A lipid panel
  • A nutritional counseling session at the CSU Kendall Anderson Nutrition Center (a $50 value)

More information

For more information on the study, contact Erica Borresen, at or (970) 491-2100, or Ryan at or (970) 491-1536.

When leaving a message, callers should say they are inquiring about the BENEFIT study.

More information can also be found here.

This study has been approved by the CSU Institutional Review Board (Protocol #: 09-1520H).