Diet, lipids and colon cancer.


Department of Medicine, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, United States; Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, United States; Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Northport, NY, United States. Electronic address: [Email]


Dietary fat is digested and absorbed in the small intestine and can then be utilized as an energy source and/or as a reservoir for other bioactive lipid species. Excessive dietary fat has been implicated in the induction and/or aggravation of several diseases, including colorectal cancer (CRC). Diets with high fat content have been shown to exacerbate CRC through regulation of intestinal inflammation and proliferation, as well as alteration of bile acid pools, microbiota, and bioactive lipid species. This chapter will investigate the effects of dietary fat on CRC development and pathobiology, and possible mechanisms for specific lipid species in those processes.


Colitis-associated cancer,Colon cancer,Dietary lipid,Eicosanoid,Microbiota,Phospholipid,Polyunsaturated fatty acid,Saturated fatty acid,Sphingolipid,

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