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Probiotics and Bioactive Carbohydrates in Colon Cancer Management


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Maya Raman, Padma Ambalam, Mukesh Doble
    Pages 1-14
  3. Maya Raman, Padma Ambalam, Mukesh Doble
    Pages 15-34
  4. Maya Raman, Padma Ambalam, Mukesh Doble
    Pages 35-55
  5. Maya Raman, Padma Ambalam, Mukesh Doble
    Pages 57-82
  6. Maya Raman, Padma Ambalam, Mukesh Doble
    Pages 83-96
  7. Maya Raman, Padma Ambalam, Mukesh Doble
    Pages 97-115
  8. Maya Raman, Padma Ambalam, Mukesh Doble
    Pages 117-120
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 121-124

About this book


This book describes the dietary habits (such as use of probiotics, synbiotics, prebiotics and dietary fiber) that could modify and reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC). The book will be of practical and scientific use to academicians, research scholars, students, health professionals, nutritionists, etc. and could support the cause of preventing CRC by adopting smarter food habits. CRC is the third leading cause of death, in terms of both incidence and mortality, among men and women. Excess consumption of red and processed meat, roasted coffee, etc. have shown an increase in CRC, indicating that compounds formed in food containing free amino acids and sugars interact at elevated temperatures to form mutagens or carcinogens. Standard treatment options for CRC include invasive surgery and chemotherapy or radiation. Several lifestyle and dietary factors could prevent this ailment. Probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics that are found in functional foods, health supplements and nutraceuticals and short chain fatty acids that are formed in the colon as a result of microbial fermentation of undigested bioactive carbohydrates by Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus inhibit colonic epithelial cells and minimize inflammation, thereby exhibiting immunomodulatory effects. This book tries to address the novel unexplored benefits and mechanism of action of these functional foods.


Colorectal Cancer Dietary Fibre Prebiotics Probiotics Short Chain Fatty Acids

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyIndian Institute of Technology, MadrasChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyChrist College, Saurashtra UniversityRajkotIndia
  3. 3.Bioengineering and Drug DesignIndian Institute of Technology, MadrasChennaiIndia

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