Re-watch the official online press conference that took place on the occasion of the 2nd Gut Microbiota For Health World Summit in Madrid. On 26 February 2013, UK media medic Dr Mark Porter, best known for his television and radio work for the BBC, talked to world-leading experts about the gut microbiota’s impact on health.



The following questions were discussed:


• In what way does the gut microbiota influence functional bowel disorders?

Expert: Prof. Fernando Azpiroz,

Hospital General Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona, Spain; Chairman of the Gut Microbiota & Health Section of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology & Motility


• Can faecal microbiota transplantation be used to treat recurrent Clostridium difficile infection?

Expert: Prof. Lawrence Brandt,

Montefiore Medical Center, New York, USA


• The gut–brain axis: can the microbiota talk to the brain?

Expert: Prof. Emeran Mayer,

University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Duration: 49 minutes


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