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In this webinar Dr Bailey explains the molecular mechanisms involved in colorectal cancer (CRC), initiation and progression and focus on dietary factors known to increase risk or offer protection against CRC development.
The colonic epithelium undergoes a constant and rapid renewal and intestinal homeostasis must therefore be tightly regulated to ensure continued homeostasis. Nowadays it is clear that lifestyle factors (mainly smoking, composition of the diet, and physical activity) play a role in the aetiology of colon inflammation and cancer initiation and progression. Among the dietary compounds known to significantly influence colonic health are various types of fatty acids originating from both dietary fat and fibre. In this webinar Dr Bailey explores the mechanisms by which fatty acids are thought to increase or decrease colorectal cancer risk. She also presents the science and evidence behind the growing interest of the omega-3 fatty acid EPA as an adjuvant in cancer prevention and treatment.