Supplementing powdered high-fiber foods to alter gut microbial metabolism for colorectal cancer prevention
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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 ...