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
Studies over the last decade have brought new hope that gut microbiome-targeted therapeutics might offer novel treatments for obesity. In this post, we ask whether dietary interventions, prebiotics, probiotics and medication that target the microbiome are useful for weight management.
The 11th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit focused on emerging gut microbiome-targeted treatments in digestive, immune and cardiometabolic health. This post highlights the major take-aways from the conference and explores how they might impact clinical practice in the foreseeable future.
Following the GMFH 2022 Year at a Glance report, it is time for a flashback in the latest research on cancer microbiome. This post ranges between the epidemiology, etiology and diagnosis of cancer, looking at the role of fungal and bacterial gut microbiome in all three health care branches.