College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences Department
- Americans with leaky gut, or increased intestinal permeability, often develop chronic inflammation (colitis) and are at a greater risk for developing colorectal cancer (CRC).
- A poor diet, high in processed foods but low in fruits and vegetables, is another notable risk factor for CRC.
- Micronutrient supplementation reduces colitis and prevents progression to colitis associated colorectal cancer (CAC).
- Due to their high concentration of anthocyanins, black raspberries have demonstrated protective effects against inflammation in the body.
- Certain antibodies are indicative of inflammation which leads to CRC.
Armbrust, Tess and Neal, Canyon, "Can Adding Black Raspberries to the Western Diet Reduce Factors that Lead to Colorectal Cancer?" (2018). Research on Capitol Hill. Paper 100.