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
In 2020, we saw important scientific advances in our understanding of how the gut microbiome contributes to human health beyond the gastrointestinal milieu. Discover the year’s breakthroughs in this “2020 Year at a glance” report.
While for almost all of human evolution our food and water have contained large numbers of microorganisms, the industrialized human diet contains low microbial numbers. So are we ready to recommend a specific daily intake of microbes?