Interview with Dr. Stephen O’Keefe: How a low-fibre diet can increase colon cancer risk
Dr. Stephen J.D. O'Keefe is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and a practicing gastroenterologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His work focuses on 'nutritional gastroenterology' -- in particular, translational research that evaluates physiological and
Dr. Stephen J.D. O’Keefe is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and a practicing gastroenterologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His work focuses on ‘nutritional gastroenterology’ — in particular, translational research that evaluates physiological and pathophysiological responses to dietary intake.
Dr. O’Keefe gave a talk at Experimental Biology 2015 called, “Diet, Microbiota, and Microbial Metabolites in Rural Africans and African Americans“, where he presented data from his recent study.
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: Google • Twitter
Bacteria in human milk play an important role in kick-starting the colonization of an infant’s gut. Researchers are looking at how perinatal and environmental factors may shape the overlooked fungi in breast milk.
Human microbiota-associated mice studies are considered a cornerstone model in microbiome research and may contribute to microbiome-based therapies moving quickly towards clinical use. A new perspective from Jens Walter and colleagues explores the model’s limitations and makes suggestions for improving experimental rigor when testing for causality in microbiome research.
It is largely recognized that a high-salt diet can lead to hypertension. A new randomized controlled trial reports that, particularly in females with untreated hypertension, reducing salt intake to recommended levels is linked to decreased blood pressure, more compliant blood vessels and increased serum levels of short-chain fatty acids.