Hellenic Journal of Surgery

, Volume 82, Issue 4, pp 224–232

The role of functional foods in the prevention of colorectal cancer

Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s13126-010-0035-5

Cite this article as:
Datsis, A., Tsoga, A. & Langouretos, V. Hellenic J Surg (2010) 82: 224. doi:10.1007/s13126-010-0035-5


Conclusively, studies on the possible beneficial effect of specific types of food or of adding supplements like calcium and vitamin D to the daily diet have somewhat equivocal results. It is not possible to conclude with certainty whether a low fat diet with increased fibre, fruit and vegetables has a particular benefit in preventing colon cancer. The same applies to the effect of calcium and vitamins C and D.

Key words

Functional foodColorectal cancerPrevention of

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Surgical ClinicMessologi General Hospital “Hatzikosta”MessologiGreece
  2. 2.Department of Nutrition and BiochemistryNational School of Public HealthAthensGreece