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Colorectal Cancer and Nutrition

Department of Hematology/Oncology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
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Nutrients 2019, 11(1), 164; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11010164
Received: 27 November 2018 / Revised: 10 January 2019 / Accepted: 10 January 2019 / Published: 14 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nutrition and Colorectal Cancer)
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Abstract

Colorectal Cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the US. While the incidence and the mortality rate of colorectal cancer has decreased due to effective cancer screening measures, there has been an increase in number of young patients diagnosed in colon cancer due to unclear reasons at this point of time. While environmental and genetic factors play a major role in the pathogenesis of colon cancer, extensive research has suggested that nutrition may play both a causal and protective role in the development of colon cancer. In this review article, we aim to provide a review of factors that play a major role in development of colorectal cancer. View Full-Text
Keywords: Colorectal Cancer; Nutrition; Adjunctive therapy Colorectal Cancer; Nutrition; Adjunctive therapy
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