Supplementing powdered high-fiber foods to alter gut microbial metabolism for colorectal cancer prevention
Trillions of microorganisms populate the human digestive tract and enhance immunity, improve digestion and inhibit pathogens when in healthy balance. However, a disruption of gut community balance is associated with a number of diseases including colorectal cancer (CRC). The purpose of this research was to investigate supplementation with two high-fiber foods, heat stabilized rice bran (SRB) and cooked navy bean powder (NBP), for potential to favorably alter the intestinal environment for CRC prevention. Study 1 aimed to assess differences in stool microbiota and associated metabolites in healthy ...