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The intestinal microbiota: an intermediary between diet and colorectal cancer

A diet rich in fiber reduces the risk of colorectal cancer associated with the presence of Fusobacterium nucleatum.   Previous studies have shown that F. nucleatum seems to play an important role in colorectal cancer, considering its overrepresentation in the intestinal microbiota of pa...
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Prebiotics

Prebiotics are substrates that promote the growth of bacteria. They are thus essential for a balanced microbiota. Prebiotics are non-digestible, yet essential fibers in the diet that selectively stimulate the growth of microbiota bacteria1,2 in the colon. Contrary to simple or refined sugars supp...
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Nutritional modulation

The composition of intestinal microbiota depends on what food is ingested and has consequences on overall metabolism. Intestinal microbiota starts developing at birth, and its composition is influenced by what we eat. Food intake can therefore play a role – good or bad – in the modulation of inte...
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