Healthcare for Professionals

The 4th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit 2015 gave us the opportunity to talk to Joël Doré, Research Director at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA) about the gut microbiota and its role as a “microbial ID”.

In this interview, filmed during the 4th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit, Professor Magnus Simrén of the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and Chairman of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Scientific Committee, explains to Gut Microbiota Worldwatch the relationship between the gut microbiota and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

The gut microbiota - the community of hundreds of trillions of microorganisms living in our digestive system that perform a range of essential functions for our health - is a constant source of new and interesting content.

As this enlightening video published by Huffington Post journalist Jacqueline Howard shows, we are walking ecosystems, as our bodies are colonised from top to bottom by microbes that, not happy with behaving like guests, are actually integrated into our biology.

Microbiota on the whiteboard

11 Mar 2014

by GMFH Editing Team

Do you want to know where the microbes that live in your digestive system come from? What is their relationship with metabolic conditions like diabetes or certain neurological disorders?