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It will be EFAD’s 40th anniversary on 28 & 29 September 2018 in Rotterdam – one of Trip Advisor’s top ten cities and only 30 minutes from Schiphol Airport! EFAD – the European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians – was established in 1978 and has grown steadily ever since. They now represent over 34.000 dietitians and 9.000 students. Their vibrant…

Miriam García del Horno

It will be EFAD’s 40th anniversary on 28 & 29 September 2018 in Rotterdam – one of Trip Advisor’s top ten cities and only 30 minutes from Schiphol Airport! EFAD – the European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians – was established in 1978 and has grown steadily ever since. They now represent over 34.000 dietitians and 9.000 students. Their vibrant…

Miriam García del Horno

Research regarding the gut microbiota has exploded and it is one of the hottest emerging health topics. No longer simply a digestive organ, the gut and its microbiota has now been revealed as having a role in metabolism, immunity and even behaviour. Research has also revealed the dynamic nature of our gut microbiota over the lifespan – with composition changes…

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GMFH Editing Team

Research regarding the gut microbiota has exploded and it is one of the hottest emerging health topics. No longer simply a digestive organ, the gut and its microbiota has now been revealed as having a role in metabolism, immunity and even behaviour. Research has also revealed the dynamic nature of our gut microbiota over the lifespan – with composition changes…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

IHMC 2018 (June 26-28) is a platform to highlight the latest advances and challenges in microbiome research from discovery to delivery. The event will cover a wide range of themes including: Microbiota for molecules and therapeutics, Live Biotherapeutics, Microbiome-host interactions, Analyzing microbiome and host data, Diseases including Cancer, HIV & IBD.

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

IHMC 2018 (June 26-28) is a platform to highlight the latest advances and challenges in microbiome research from discovery to delivery. The event will cover a wide range of themes including: Microbiota for molecules and therapeutics, Live Biotherapeutics, Microbiome-host interactions, Analyzing microbiome and host data, Diseases including Cancer, HIV & IBD.

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GMFH Editing Team

What happens if we don’t feed our gut microbiota? According to Mahesh Desai, researcher at the Luxembourg Institute of Health, the gut barrier might be destroyed or eroded and that could potentially lead to intestinal diseases. “We have a gut microbiota that is evolved to feed on the fibers that we eat, but it has also evolved to feed on…

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GMFH Editing Team

What happens if we don’t feed our gut microbiota? According to Mahesh Desai, researcher at the Luxembourg Institute of Health, the gut barrier might be destroyed or eroded and that could potentially lead to intestinal diseases. “We have a gut microbiota that is evolved to feed on the fibers that we eat, but it has also evolved to feed on…

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GMFH Editing Team

A growing number of scientific studies show the diet can affect health through the gut microbiota. However, foods and dietary patterns actually have differing effects on the gut microbiota between individuals. In modulating the gut microbiota of infants, prebiotics and probiotics could turn out to be useful. Treatments with specific probiotics could help regulate an unbalanced microbiota and thus improve,…

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GMFH Editing Team

A growing number of scientific studies show the diet can affect health through the gut microbiota. However, foods and dietary patterns actually have differing effects on the gut microbiota between individuals. In modulating the gut microbiota of infants, prebiotics and probiotics could turn out to be useful. Treatments with specific probiotics could help regulate an unbalanced microbiota and thus improve,…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

The identification of an isolate at the strain level has been considered an essential requirement for any microbe that is intended to be commercialized as a probiotic. Strain-level identity is essential for both safety and efficacy evaluations. It enables traceability in laboratory tests, clinical trials and throughout the production and commercialization process. Although the health benefits of probiotics have been…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

The identification of an isolate at the strain level has been considered an essential requirement for any microbe that is intended to be commercialized as a probiotic. Strain-level identity is essential for both safety and efficacy evaluations. It enables traceability in laboratory tests, clinical trials and throughout the production and commercialization process. Although the health benefits of probiotics have been…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

Dietitians are the best equipped health professionals to answer the question: What should I eat for better health? But when you’re sitting in a clinic asking this question, your dietitian faces a dilemma—what should they tell you when they know that not everyone responds the same way to exactly the same diet? According to Dr. Genelle Healey from the Department…

Kristina Campbell
Science writer Kristina Campbell (M.Sc.), from British Columbia (Canada), specializes in communicating about the gut microbiota, digestive health, and nutrition. Author of the best selling Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, her freelance work has appeared in publications around the world. Kristina joined the Gut Microbiota for Health publishing team in 2014.  Find her on: GoogleTwitter

Dietitians are the best equipped health professionals to answer the question: What should I eat for better health? But when you’re sitting in a clinic asking this question, your dietitian faces a dilemma—what should they tell you when they know that not everyone responds the same way to exactly the same diet? According to Dr. Genelle Healey from the Department…

Kristina Campbell
Science writer Kristina Campbell (M.Sc.), from British Columbia (Canada), specializes in communicating about the gut microbiota, digestive health, and nutrition. Author of the best selling Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook, her freelance work has appeared in publications around the world. Kristina joined the Gut Microbiota for Health publishing team in 2014.  Find her on: GoogleTwitter

Gut Microbiota for Health is pleased to announce the program of the 2018 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit that will be held on March 10th and 11th, in Rome, Italy. 2018 GMFH World Summit participants will gather at the Barceló Aran Mantegna Convention Center in the Italian capital. The event will provide clinical researchers and healthcare professionals with a broad overview of the latest gut microbiota science.

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GMFH Editing Team

Gut Microbiota for Health is pleased to announce the program of the 2018 Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit that will be held on March 10th and 11th, in Rome, Italy. 2018 GMFH World Summit participants will gather at the Barceló Aran Mantegna Convention Center in the Italian capital. The event will provide clinical researchers and healthcare professionals with a broad overview of the latest gut microbiota science.

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

The Gut Microbiota for Health publishing team is delighted to share the second summary document on the latest scientific work related to gut microbiota and probiotics! With gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms high in prevalence throughout the world, and with limited available therapeutic options for addressing functional GI disorders, is there a role for probiotics? This document covers human research that elucidates…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

The Gut Microbiota for Health publishing team is delighted to share the second summary document on the latest scientific work related to gut microbiota and probiotics! With gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms high in prevalence throughout the world, and with limited available therapeutic options for addressing functional GI disorders, is there a role for probiotics? This document covers human research that elucidates…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

It is not for no reason that increasing fibre in your diet is recommended.  Contained in fruits, legumes, veggies and whole grains, this carbohydrate helps keep you healthy, with its virtues backed up by scientific evidence: a diet rich in fibre reduces your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and arthritis, among other things. Also, and more importantly, it seems…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

It is not for no reason that increasing fibre in your diet is recommended.  Contained in fruits, legumes, veggies and whole grains, this carbohydrate helps keep you healthy, with its virtues backed up by scientific evidence: a diet rich in fibre reduces your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and arthritis, among other things. Also, and more importantly, it seems…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina