Centre of Excellence in Food Processing Technology, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Kochi, Kerala, India
*Corresponding Author: Maya Raman, Centre of Excellence in Food Processing Technology, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Kochi, Kerala, India.
Received: December 22, 2017; Published: February 01, 2018
Citation: Maya Raman. “ Fiber Shields from Colon Cancer”. Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 2.3 (2018).
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cause of mortality in the world, with majority of cases being reported from developed countries associated with the changes in dietary pattern and lifestyle. Colorectal cancer is a multifactorial disease that has been associated with severe alterations in gut microbiota metabolome implicating them as critical contributors of the disease initiation and progression. Gut microbial communities protect against CRC by multiple mechanisms. Human papillomavirus (HPV) and Helicobacter pylori are the well-established oncogenic gut pathogens. Gut dysbiosis involving thriving of commensal and opportunistic pathogens are the key factors linked with various diseased conditions including CRC.
Copyright: © 2018 Maya Raman. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.