Scientists at the Salk Institute have found that high fat dietpromotes the growth of colorectal cancer. Why ? A diet high in fat disturbs the balance of bile acids in the gut, which triggers a hormonal signal that promotes the development of cancer cells.
Can this risk be reduced?
Scientists study shows that genetic mutation, the APC mutation, also promotes the development of Colon Cancer.
In addition, a diet high in fat affects hormone signaling in connection with certain bile acids. The increase in these bile acids accelerates the progression of cancer.
Salk researchers have thus developed a new molecule, FexD, which neutralizes damage caused by bile acids.
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