192. The Gut-Brain Highway: Can Traffic Be Regulated by Diet?

FNCE Recorded Sessions from 2016

The gastrointestinal tract contains trillions of microbes and more nerve connections than any other organ in the body.

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$32.00
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$37.00

This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2016.

The gastrointestinal tract contains trillions of microbes and more nerve connections than any other organ in the body. Do gut microbes use the GI tract as a highway to send signals to the brain and vice-a-versa? How can we as nutrition practitioners use diet to influence this signaling? Mounting preclinical evidence suggests that the gastrointestinal microbiota can modulate brain development, function and behavior via the brain-gut-microbiota axis.

Importantly, clinical trials demonstrate that diet is a key factor in the composition of the human gastrointestinal microbiota. After this session, the dietetic professional will be able to diagram the signaling pathways between the gut and the brain, and implement dietary regimens that impact the microbes in the gastrointestinal tract thereby influencing communication along the gut-microbiota-brain axis.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 2100, 9020, 4040

Speaker

  • Hannah Holscher, PhD, RD
  • Naiman Khan, PhD, RD

Moderator

  • Brook Harmon, PhD, RDN, FAND

Planned with the Research DPG

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