Targeting Colorectal Cancer with Dietary Antioxidants

Mostafa WalyDr. Mostafa Waly obtained his PhD in 2003 in Nutritional Biochemistry from the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Northeastern University, Boston, USA. He is currently holding the position of associate professor, Food Science and Nutrition department, Sultan Qaboos University in Oman. During the ISANH Middle East Antioxidants World Congress, he will talk about targeting Colorectal Cancer with Dietary Antioxidants.

According to Dr. Waly and his research group, increased consumption of refined carbohydrates, sugars, and saturated fats is accompanied by low intake of fruits and vegetables; this dietary pattern is involved in the etiology of different types of cancers, the global cause of morbidity and mortality in the Western countries and gulf region. Colorectal cancer, CRC, is among the primary preventive cancers if adequate intake of antioxidants was provided either by diet, and nutritional supplements. Their research group at Sultan Qaboos University has successfully identified phytonutrients- rich dietary bioactive agents (Date Pit Pomegranate Peel, Mushroom Extract, and Nabag Extract) which provide antioxidant protective effect against oxidative stress-induced CRC, using in-vivo experimental study models.

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