Role of probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics in chemoprevention for colorectal cancer.

@article{Fotiadis2008RoleOP,
  title={Role of probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics in chemoprevention for colorectal cancer.},
  author={Constantine I Fotiadis and C. Stoidis and Basileios-Georgiou Spyropoulos and Eleftherios-Dimitriou Zografos},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 42},
  pages={6453-7}
}
Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer. Current treatments are all associated with a high risk of complications and a low success rate. Recently, synbiotics have been proposed as a new preventive and therapeutic option. There is no direct experimental evidence for cancer suppression in humans as a result of the consumption of pro-, pre- or synbiotics. However, there is a wealth of evidence emerging from laboratory studies. The mechanisms by which pro-, pre- and synbiotics may… CONTINUE READING