Enders, the author of the bestseller Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ, reaffirmed the importance of the gastrointestinal tract and gut microbiota during her talk at TEDxDanubia.

2016’s top advancements in gut microbiome science

19 Jan 2017

by GMFH Editing Team

Here are our editors’ picks of some of the year’s most relevant developments in gut microbiome science, including topics that range from obesity and metabolic health to the gut-brain axis.

The observed success of the low-FODMAP diet in reducing gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in IBS made a group of researchers ask whether the diet could also address functional GI symptoms in those with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) such as Crohn's disease. This idea was explored in a recent study from the group at Monash University (Australia) that originally developed and tested the low-FODMAP diet.