Diet and colorectal cancer risk


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Time: 6:00 pm

In this webinar Dr Bailey explains the molecular mechanisms involved in colorectal cancer (CRC), initiation and progression and focus on dietary factors known to increase risk or offer protection against CRC development.

The colonic epithelium undergoes a constant and rapid renewal and intestinal homeostasis must therefore be tightly regulated to ensure continued homeostasis. Nowadays it is clear that lifestyle factors (mainly smoking, composition of the diet, and physical activity) play a role in the aetiology of colon inflammation and cancer initiation and progression. Among the dietary compounds known to significantly influence colonic health are various types of fatty acids originating from both dietary fat and fibre. In this webinar Dr Bailey explore the mechanisms by which fatty acids are thought to increase or decrease colorectal cancer risk. She also presents the science and evidence behind the growing interest of the omega-3 fatty acid EPA as an adjuvant in cancer prevention and treatment.

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Dr Nina Bailey

About Dr Nina Bailey

Nina is a leading expert in marine fatty acids and their role in health and disease. Nina holds a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition and received her doctorate from Cambridge University. Nina’s main area of interest is the role of essential fatty acids in inflammatory disorders. She is a published scientist and regularly features in national health publications and has featured as a nutrition expert on several leading and regional radio stations including SKY.FM, various BBC stations and London’s Biggest Conversation. Nina regularly holds training workshops and webinars both with the public and health practitioners.