This webinar was presented live November 13, 2018.
It is well known that what we eat and drink can affect the composition of the gut microbiome. But with probiotics now available in everything from orange juice to baking mixes and a growing number of products marketed toward "improving gut health", are hype and hope outpacing the science?
This webinar will highlight public understanding and consumer insights as they relate to the gut microbiome and nutrition and discuss the current state of the evidence on the connection between the microbiome, food and health. This session will also offer insight on how to bring this complex issue into clinical dietetics practice in a variety of patient settings.
- Identify public awareness and market trends related to the gut microbiome and gut health.
- Discuss definitions and proposed mechanisms of action for pre/pro/synbiotics.
- Discuss clinical evidence for nutritionally-focused means of modulating the gut microbiome to support gut health.
Ali Webster PhD, RD
Ali Webster is the Associate Director for Nutrition Communications at the International Food Information Council, where she is responsible for developing and managing nutrition science-focused communication programs for consumers and health professionals. Webster joined IFIC from the University of Minnesota in 2017, where she conducted research on the effect of diet on the gut microbiome and worked as a registered dietitian counseling patients with gastrointestinal conditions.
Gail Cresci, PhD, RD
Dr. Cresci is full staff at the Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Institute & Lerner Research Institute where her role is to conduct and organize her NIH-funded basic and translational research program focusing on the gut microbiome and its metabolome in health and pathological states with a focus in pediatrics. Additionally she assists with the development and implementation of clinical nutrition research for the Center for Human Nutrition.
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