an integrated approach based on metabolic and toxicological profiling to investigate the association between the digestion of red meat and the development of colon cancer.

01 January 2016 → 31 December 2019
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical spectrometry
    • Metabolomics
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Gastro-enterology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary public health and food safety
red meat cell lines metabolomics in vitro digestion colon cancer
Project description

Epidemiological research has demonstrated that the consumption of red meat is associated with the development of colon cancer. This will be investigated by adding meat digests to colon cell lines and mapping the observed metabolic changes. The obtained results will be validated in rats and finally certain protective compounds will be tested in vitro.