On the occasion of the 3rd edition of the Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit in Miami, Florida, USA (March 8–9, 2014), a meeting hosted by the Gut Microbiota & Health Section of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM) and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute, journalists from all over the world were invited to learn more about these microbial communities that reside in the human gut and their impact on human health and disease, one of the most exciting new areas of research today.
In particular, experts paid particular attention to the fact that “We need to take care of the gut microbiota from the early stages of life onwards”. They underlined how antibiotics can make the gut microbiota unbalanced, how diet can help restaure the ecosystem but also how an unbalanced microbiota can lead to unhealthy conditions.
The #GMFH2014 summit offered to Prof. Guarner, an opportunity to further raise the awareness of the upcoming World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) by World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) and to share important messages for both the medical community and the general public.
You can find on this page all the press material relating to the Gut Microbiota for Health Summit 2014 (video interviews, press releases in several languages, speaker bios…).
As an introduction to this Digital Press Folder, listen to the GMFH Summit 2014 Course Director, Prof. Gail Hecht’s interview.
1/ Dr. Laura Cox – A tricky balancing act: antibiotics versus the gut microbiota
Read Dr Laura Cox’s biography
Ghosh TS, Gupta SS, Nair GB, Mande SS (2013) In Silico Analysis of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in the Gut Microflora of Individuals from Diverse Geographies and Age-Groups. PLoS ONE 8(12): e83823. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0083823
2/ Prof. Francisco Guarner – Feeding the gut microbiota: nutrition and probiotics are key factors for digestive health
Read Prof. Francisco Guarner’s biography
Download Prof. Brent Polk’s biography
Hungin, A. P. S., Mulligan, C., Pot, B., Whorwell, P., Agréus, L., Fracasso, P., Lionis, C., Mendive, J., Philippart de Foy, J.-M., Rubin, G., Winchester, C., de Wit, N. and European Society for Primary Care Gastroenterology (2013), Systematic review: probiotics in the management of lower gastrointestinal symptoms in clinical practice – an evidence-based international guide. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 38: 864–886. doi: 10.1111/apt.12460
3/ Prof. Giovanni Barbara – IBS and bloating: when the gut microbiota gets out of balance
Read Prof. Giovanni Barbara’s biography
Manichanh C, Eck A, Varela E, Roca J, Clemente JC, Gonzalez A, et al. Anal gas evacuation and colonic microbiota in patients with flatulence: effect of diet. Gut. 2013 Jun 13. PubMed PMID: 23766444. Epub 2013/06/15. Eng.
4/ Prof. Gary Wu – More than just bacteria: the importance of microbial diversity in gut health and disease
Read Prof. Gary Wu’s biography
5/ Prof. Francisco Guarner – A balanced gut microbiota is crucial for everyone’s health – World Digestive Health Day on May 29, 2014
More on this topic: www.wgofoundation.org/wdhd-2014.html