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Research Projects > 2019 Grantees

Ellagic acid, urolithins and microbial communities associated with colonic neoplasia.

Research Type: Colorectal Cancer

Project Description

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both sexes in the U.S. The bacteria that live in our digestive tract can dramatically alter how we metabolize our food, including components that may protect us from cancer. This clinical study will examine how gut bacteria affect how patients metabolize ellagic acid into beneficial antioxidants called urolithins. Ellagic acid is commonly found in various fruits and nuts and may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by controlling inflammation in the digestive tract.

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