Gut Microbiota, Diet & Nutrition: A selection of content from the Gut Microbiota for Health Experts Exchange 2013-2014

We are pleased to introduce the first edition of our « Best of » series!

In this first issue, you have at your fingertips the best way to get up-to-date on the area of gut microbiota, diet and nutrition.

In this document, we’ve compiled a selected group of articles, summaries, and interviews from the last two years on our website, arranged around two questions:

(1) How does nutrition modulate the gut microbiota? and (2) How do probiotics and prebiotics modulate the microbiota?

You’ll also get a peek at some of the most popular nutrition-related tweets from the @GMFHx Twitter account.

Follow this link to download “Gut Microbiota, Diet & Nutrition” as a pdf document


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Elena Verdú
Elena Verdú
Dr. Verdu’s research has focused on the pathophysiology of inflammatory and functional gastrointestinal disorders. She undertook clinical research training at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, where she studied the interaction between chronic infection with Helicobacter pylori and gastritis in humans and the possible therapeutic role of probiotic bacteria. Her PhD studies in the Institute of Microbiology and Gnotobiology at the Czech Academy of Science and University of Lausanne focused on the effect of bacterial antigens in animal models of inflammatory bowel disease. As a post-doctoral fellow at McMaster University she gained experience with animal models of gut functional diseases and investigated the mechanisms of action of probiotic bacteria. As a member of the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute at McMaster University, Dr. Verdu investigates host-microbial and dietary interactions in the context of celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. She has been honored with the New Investigator Award (Canadian Celiac Association), the New Investigator Award (Functional Gut-Brain Research Group, USA) and the Campbell Research Award in celiac disease (Canadian Celiac Association). The American Gastroenterology Association and the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology have awarded her the “Master’s in Gastroenterology Award” for basic science and “Young Investigator’s Award”, respectively. She is Associate Professor at the Division of Gastroenterology, Dep. of Medicine at McMaster University and currently directs the Axenic Gnotobiotic Unit at McMaster.