Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. The disease accounts for 7.4 million deaths worldwide. 600k deaths each month are attributed to cancer. Nearly 1 in 3 cancers could be prevented by eating well, moving more, and staying lean. ½ of people don’t know that they established cancer risks (inactivity, obesity, diets low in fruits and vegetables, red and processed meats, alcohol).
Newest predictions said that 14 million people a year are diagnosed with cancer, but it is estimated that this number will increase to 19 million by 2025, 22 million by 2030 and 24 million by 2035. Worth to remember is that up to half of all cases could be prevented.
All scientific findings reveal alterations in the microbiota that may contribute to the aetiology of cancer. The extension of those findings may lead to strategies able to manipulate microbiota to support the treatment, prevent disease as well as to identify individuals at high risk.