The relationship between diet and gastrointestinal health is the theme of the World Gastroenterology Organisation‘s World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) on May 29th, 2016. WDHD 2016 Co-chairs, Dr. David Sanders (UK) and Dr. Govind Makharia (India) say this year’s initiative aims to provide gastroenterologists with an understanding of recent research how food affects the health of the human gut.
“We want to ensure that patients receive appropriate dietary and lifestyle advice as well as appropriate investigations and treatment relevant to their condition,” say Sanders and Makharia.
In the past decade, one of the main factors responsible for the breakthroughs in understanding how diet affects gut health has been knowledge about the human gut microbiota. Researchers have uncovered relationships between diet and gut microbiota, and in turn, between gut microbiota and health. Although many of the details are not yet clear, the research to date provides compelling evidence that the role of diet in a patient’s overall health cannot be ignored.
On the occasion of WDHD, Gut Microbiota for Health is pleased to present a collection of resources from our web platform that highlight some of the most important research in the domain of diet and gut health.
Physicians can check out the links below for resources to help answer a number of patient questions: