The gut microbiota, bacterial metabolites and colorectal cancer

@article{Louis2014TheGM,
  title={The gut microbiota, bacterial metabolites and colorectal cancer},
  author={Petra Louis and Georgina L. Hold and Harry James Flint},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={12},
  pages={661-672}
}
Accumulating evidence suggests that the human intestinal microbiota contributes to the aetiology of colorectal cancer (CRC), not only via the pro-carcinogenic activities of specific pathogens but also via the influence of the wider microbial community, particularly its metabolome. Recent data have shown that the short-chain fatty acids acetate, propionate and butyrate function in the suppression of inflammation and cancer, whereas other microbial metabolites, such as secondary bile acids… 

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