College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences


Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences Department

Faculty Mentor

Abby Benninghoff


  • 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.

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