Diet, microorganisms and their metabolites, and colon cancer

  title={Diet, microorganisms and their metabolites, and colon cancer},
  author={Stephen J. D. O'Keefe},
  journal={Nature Reviews Gastroenterology &Hepatology},
Colorectal cancer is one of the so-called westernized diseases and the second leading cause of cancer death worldwide. On the basis of global epidemiological and scientific studies, evidence suggests that the risk of colorectal cancer is increased by processed and unprocessed meat consumption but suppressed by fibre, and that food composition affects colonic health and cancer risk via its effects on colonic microbial metabolism. The gut microbiota can ferment complex dietary residues that are… CONTINUE READING
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