Jennifer Leavitt, MS and Naveed Saleh, MD, MS update the reader on recent and relevant clinical research focusing on nutrition and other interventions to determine whether altering the gut microbiome can influence colorectal cancer. See the link below to the Cancer Network (home of the journal Oncology) website to review some of these interesting and important studies. They are relevant and pressing—colorectal cancer is a leading cause of mortality in the U.S. and other western countries. It is the third most common lethal cancer in the U.S. Also, it is on the rise in young and middle-aged adults.

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