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
An abnormal pattern of microbial colonization has been reported in infants born prior to 37 weeks of gestation. New research supports the role of probiotic supplementation in shaping the gut microbiota of preterm infants towards that of their full-term counterparts.
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