Bowel Cancer, Diet and the Gut Microbiome with Dr Alan Desmond

In this session, Gastroenterologist Dr Alan Desmond de-scribes the global burden of colorectal cancer, examines the characteristics of the Standard Western Diet that may influence the incidence of this common malignancy, and looks at the epidemiological evidence suggesting that plant-based eating may reduce the risk. He also describes the evidence-based advice that we can give to our patients who wish to reduce their own risk through dietary change.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the healthcare burden of colorectal cancer in high income countries including the US and the UK
  2. Understand the roles that common dietary components play in influencing the risk of developing colorectal cancer
  3. Gain the ability to give their patients, and clients, clear evi-dence-based diet and lifestyle advice to help reduce their personal risk

CPD Accredited with 1 CPD Hour from the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and CME accredited for the Lifestyle Medicine 5 Year Maintenance of Certification.

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